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By on 15 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, E-Learning, Internet Governance

If they existed, could AI robots have helped resolve  the USA-North Korean crisis? How long will it take for AI to be used in negotiations, or to alter diplomatic practice as we know it today?

By on 12 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Learning

Diplo is pleased to announce a new partnership on diplomatic training with the National Foreign Service Institute (ISEN) of Argentina. This summer, the two institutions signed a memorandum of understanding with the aim to promote and develop mutual cooperation in the field of online diplomatic training. The memorandum of understanding was signed by the Director of ISEN, Ambassador Celeste Koch, who has attended two Diplo courses herself, experiencing the online learning methodology firsthand.

By on 01 Sep, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog


I started the year knowing that we were nearing another milestone. In November 2017, we celebrate 15 years of DiploFoundation, and 25 years of research and training in the fields of diplomacy and the Internet (at that time ICT). I couldn’t be prouder!

Diplo’s roots can be traced back to 1992 when we realised there was a need to merge ICT tools with diplomatic practice. Computers were quickly becoming important, and the world was changing fast. It meant that diplomacy also needed to adapt quickly to a new playing field.

By on 25 Aug, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

DiploFoundation has become a member of the eTrade for All initiative, launched during the 2017 UNCTAD E-commerce Week. The initiative aims to expand the positive impact of e-commerce on development. It provides a hub for actors to find information, offer resources, build partnerships and receive the support they need to strengthen digital trade.

By on 01 Jul, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Dr Roxana Radu, Programme Manager at the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP), has been awarded the Swiss Network for International Studies Award 2017 (SNIS) for her PhD thesis, Global Rules for Emerging Issue Domains: Negotiating the Governance of the Internet, defended at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in

By on 30 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

Member countries of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) are preparing for the next Ministerial Conference (MC11) to take place in December, in Buenos Aires. E-commerce is high on the organisation’s thematic priorities. Member states have started producing draft texts, despite the lack of a unified view on how to move discussions forward, aiming to shape the agenda for the Ministerial.


Preparatory discussions for the WTO MC11

By on 11 Jun, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Internet Governance

The 9th International Conference on Cyber Conflict (CyCon) took place from 30 May to 2 June, in Tallinn, Estonia. The conference is annually organised by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (CCDCOE) and brings together decision-makers and experts from government, military and industry fields.

By Jelena Ožegović on 08 May, 2017 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

Public speaking ranks among the top five things that scare people.  Some of us would rather jump into a pool of spiders, hug a clown, or willingly sit through a dental procedure without anaesthesia, just to avoid the possibility of being publicly embarrassed. In this text, I will share a few things that I found extremely important for overcoming that fear and becoming a better 'public persona' in general.


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