This detour from Internet governance to the history of philosophy was inspired by the setting of the World Internet Conference which I attended last week. Next to the high-tech conference centre is the ancient city of Wuzhen. This blend of new and ol...
 23 Nov 2016

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Why do we need diplomats? Diplomats are members of a profession developed over many centuries. But why do we still need them in a world transformed by electronic communications? This course examines the nature of diplomacy; when it is appropriate;...

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Jovan Kurbalija, Diplo Director, has been tweeting live updates from 1914, marking the suddenly acceleration of history after the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand on 28 July 1914. "Slow developments taking months, if not years, evolved i...
 4 Aug 2014

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Part of the Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series. Webinar recording Webinar summary text Webinar announcement The webinar discussed the use of search engines, Wikipedia, and the blogosphere in diplomatic infomration gathering. It also ...

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Part of the Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series. Webinar recording Webinar background text Has the Internet changed our view of what is polite and what is not? In diplomacy, this question is particularly relevant. Politeness (or the lack...

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This webinartackled the question of information gathering on the Internet, and the impact of Edward Snowden’s revelations on same. Bearing in mind the most common tools in gathering information for diplomats, such as public press confere...
 9 Dec 2013

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Part of the Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series. Webinar recording Dr Jovan Kurbalija began the October advanced webinar'TV broadcasting and the impact of the CNN effect on diplomacy‘by updating us on the outcome of 8th Internet Gov...

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Part of the Advanced Diplomatic Webinars series. Webinar recording Webinar summary text The webinar addressed the development of radio broadcast. The basis for radio broadcasting was created by scientific and technological break...

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