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By on 11 Dec, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our December WebDebate, we looked at artificial intelligence (AI). AI is of geostrategic importance and countries are already investing heavily in AI and developing AI strategies. As AI potentially impacts nearly all aspects of society and the economy, it will become a prominent topic in many global debates.

By on 28 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Eleven students have graduated Master in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta and DiploFoundation. Six of the students undertook a specialisation in Internet governance.

 

The graduates and their research topics were: 

By on 19 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

 

In our November WebDebate, we looked at blockchain technology. The WebDebate included an introduction to, and overview of, blockchain technology, and a brief exploration of some emerging and popular use-cases and applications. Joining us to discuss the topic were Mr Dejan Dinčič and Mr Arvin Kamberi. The WebDebate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne.

By on 10 Nov, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy

In the debates surrounding the sustainable development goals (SDGs), a huge emphasis has been placed on having the right kind of data in working towards the global goals. We are encouraged to ‘measure what we treasure’ to achieve the 2030 development agenda and to have appropriate policies in place.

By Ditte Darkó on 29 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

The world is full of diplomacies and diplomats – and in Denmark, the classic diplomat in the foreign office often has an educational background in politics and economics. But understanding emotions and human behaviour is an important skill to have if you want to be a modern diplomat in 2018.

Public diplomacy.

Panda diplomacy. Economic diplomacy. Tech diplomacy. Koala diplomacy. Public diplomacy. Intellectual diplomacy.

By G. R. Berridge on 22 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Some points of law concerning this sickening and profoundly worrying case need clearing up. I am not a diplomatic lawyer and I have no knowledge of any relevant recent case law but I have had occasion in the past to brood on the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations (1961) and its sister the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations (1963).

By Danielle Tomson and David Morar on 01 Oct, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Internet Governance

You do not have to be a fan of conspiracy theories to worry about the precedent that Apple, YouTube and Facebook set by banning Alex Jones and Infowars.com. Jones complained that it was like ‘something out of “1984”’, as he does not know how to rebut Facebook’s decision. The company does not divulge how it makes these decisions, for fear that users would deliberately push boundaries.

By on 18 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, Webinars

In our September WebDebate, we looked at space diplomacy. While space diplomacy is a hotly debated issue of geopolitical dimensions, it also reminds us of the need for multilateral efforts and pooling resources together in the interest of achieving a larger goal, while offering opportunities to foster better collaboration between scientists and diplomats under the various guises of science diplomacy.

By on 03 Sep, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, Internet Governance

Last Friday, the German newspaper Die Zeit organised its third Artificial Intelligence (AI) conference. I was born in Germany and have just moved back after a nine-year stint in Great Britain, so I went to get my first direct impression of the country’s relationship to AI and to hear debates about digital politics in general.

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