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What is the future of PDF on its 30th anniversary? 

Jovan Kurbalija

We use PDF (Portable Document Format) so much in everyday activities that we often take it for granted. But PDFs haven\'t always been around. In 1993, Adobe (formerly Adobe Sys...

The Slovene Diplomatic Union: Enhancing the profession

Milan Jazbec

Thirty-two years before French diplomats went on strike for the second time in almost four centuries of their formal diplomatic history, Greek diplomats went on strike. I was at that time part of the Yugoslav Foreign ...

Improving diplomatic institutions through technology

Andres Josue Aguas Cherf

Despite an increasingly globalised society, the institutions of diplomacy continue using traditional methods that can be improved by the simple use of new technologies. For example, embassies and ministries of foreign...

Summit meetings: Their importance in diplomacy

Giorgos Samouel

Summits between state leaders that have no tangible outcomes are frequently considered a failure and a loss of resources and time. This post will provide a brief account of the arguments for and against the importanc...

Training and courses

Resources

2014

The role of diplomatic missions in Open Government

The purpose of this research paper is to assess the degree to which Open Government values and principles are being implemented by the diplomatic missions of Moldova and Malta, particularly in regards to their work with civil society and citizens' participation in poli... Read more...

Food, Ketchup, Logo, Armor

2010

Palestinian Representation and the Struggle for Statehood

Abstract: Palestinian national identity evolved as Palestinians came under the rule of a colonial power with an agenda whose aim contradicted their very existence as a nation. Quickly, Palestinian political activists realized that forming a uniting and unified represen... Read more...

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2008

Evolution of Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities

Excerpt from the lecture 1: Principles and concepts, evolution and instruments; Online course on Diplomatic Law: Privileges and Immunities.... Read more...

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2007

Diplomatic Education

Diplomatic Education’ was published as Chapter 11 in: An Anthology Celebrating the Twentieth Anniversary of the Higher Colleges of Technology, ed. Tayeb A Kamali, (HCT Press, UAE, 2007).... Read more...

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2002

Knowledge management and diplomacy

In this paper we aim to provide a comprehensive introduction to the topic of knowledge management in diplomacy. First we provide working definitions of knowledge and knowledge management, and examine the evolution of the concepts. Next, we consider specific features of... Read more...

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