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By Pavlina Ittelson on 25 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

The practice of diplomacy is changing. Unlike some years ago, it now involves new actors and subjects. These changes have necessarily created new ways of interactions. Governments, the private sector, academia, and the science community all have a need to work together. New areas, like science diplomacy, are on the rise, especially in the last ten years.

By on 18 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Learning

A total of 104 participants successfully finished five Diplo courses which ran between February and May this year.

These five courses had a widespread reach. In fact, participants hailed from 58 countries all around the world.

By on 17 Jun, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy

In our June WebDebate, we explored the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) for peacemaking:  the opportunities AI tools offer for mediation, the feasibility of these tools, and how they fit into the role and work of the mediator.

By on 22 May, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Legend has it that in the 13th century Dominican friar Albertus Magnus built an artificial ‘brazen head’ that could talk and answer any question asked. According to story, his student, philosopher Thomas Aquinas, eventually smashed the head for ‘talking too much’. Centuries after this medieval escapade, artificial intelligence (AI) ventured into the world of science fiction, Hollywood movies, and eventually, computer science where it positioned itself front and centre.

By on 16 Apr, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

UNCTAD eCommerce Week took place from 1-5 April in Geneva, focusing on the theme ‘From Digitalization to Development’. Discussions emphasised the need to break down silos among different groups of actors and to foster collaboration in order for e-commerce to effectively contribute to achieving the sustainable development goals (SDGs). The Geneva Internet Platform and DiploFoundation provided just-in-time reporting from most e-commerce week sessions.

By Ilona Stadnik on 20 Mar, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

In December 2018, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) approved the creation of two distinct groups to further explore issues related to responsible state behaviour in cyberspace: an Open-Ended Working Group (OEWG) and a new Group of Governmental Experts (GGE). The two groups were proposed in resolutions put forward by Russia and the USA, respectively. What are their mandates, and what can we expect from these groups?

By on 13 Mar, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, Webinars

Our March WebDebate explored conflicting narratives on immigration and delved into the challenges and opportunities of intercultural relations in the context of diplomatic practice. We were joined by Ms Ifigenia Georgiadou (Hellenic Culture Centre, Greece), Dr Atef Ahmed (Freelancer Educational Consultant, Egypt), and Dr Biljana Scott (Senior Fellow, DiploFoundation). The WebDebate was moderated by Dr Katharina Höne (DiploFoundation).

By on 13 Feb, 2019 | From the channel/s: Climate Change, Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, Webinars

In our February WebDebate, we looked at Arctic diplomacy. We were joined by Dr Danita Catherine Burke (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellow at the Center for War Studies at the University of Southern Denmark), Prof.

By on 05 Feb, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog

Populism is spreading. The global economy is more fragile. A trade war between the USA and China is under way. And tech companies are arousing growing angst. This is how The Economist has described the start of 2019.

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