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By on 10 Oct, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplo Blog, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

In our October WebDebate, we discussed the visual quality of communication, specifically, as applied to the field of diplomacy. We were joined by Amb. Stefano Baldi, Italy’s representative in Bulgaria, and Dr Massimiliano Fusari, visual communications trainer and consultant. The debate was moderated by Diplo’s senior researcher and lecturer Dr Katharina Höne.

By on 24 Sep, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

Diplomats and practitioners discussed the way forward for digital diplomacy and how to overcome key challenges, during last week’s international conference in Geneva

By on 05 Sep, 2019 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

 

'Who do I call if I want to call Europe?' asked Kissinger a few decades ago. The essence of Kissinger’s question could easily translate to the digital context: who do we call to solve our digital problems? And I would even go a step further and ask ‘who is picking up the phone?’

The more digitalisation impacts our lives, the more we will hear calls from citizens, companies, and countries for digital policy solutions in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI), e-commerce, cyber-money, fake news, child safety, and more. 

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 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 Ursula Wyss on 06 Aug, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy

As someone who has worked in public diplomacy since 2011, I do not remember a time when public diplomacy did not also mean digital diplomacy and, consequently, some manner of data diplomacy. From the beginning, the data we gleaned from social media was heavily dependent on what the social media platforms were willing to provide us with. In terms of data storage and data analytics, institutions need to put a great deal of trust in the data that social media platforms provide. Here are three issues which are crucial for institutions when working with social media and data sets:

By Mads Mateusz Jaszczolt Fritzboeger on 02 May, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

In May 2017, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Denmark appointed the World's first 'tech ambassador' to Silicon Valley

By Pavlina Ittelson on 30 Apr, 2018 | From the channel/s: Diplomacy, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The tech industry of the US California Bay Area has an unprecedented impact on the digital world. In addition to the technological advancements, it affects the economy, policy, and society, and engages with people worldwide. Technology is becoming synonymous with issues of security, protection of human rights of citizens, ensuring the stability of the future development of individual nation states by staying on the forefront of technological advancement, and anticipating its policy implications.

By on 25 Mar, 2018 | From the channel/s: Data Reflections, E-Diplomacy, Internet Governance

The increasingly digitalised world, the sharing economy, and the ongoing developments in automation and AI bring changes to the world of work. Several reports and studies released this month shed light on how these changes could look, how employers and employees perceive them, and what stakeholders can do to better prepare for the new world of work.

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