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[WebDebate #44 summary] Diplomacy in times of COVID-19: The experience of developing countries

Katharina Höne - 23 December 2020

This year has posed a tremendous challenge to diplomats. The impact of COVID-19 is felt in almost all areas of international relations. At the same time, there are various challenges to the conduct of diplomacy and ho...


[WebDebate #43 summary] IGF+: What’s next?

Editor - 12 November 2020

Internet governance (IG) is about the rules, policies, standards, and practices that determine how cyberspace is governed. It goes beyond technical and infrastructural considerations, and addresses the legal, economic...


[WebDebate #41 summary] The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?

Katharina Höne - 16 September 2020

We organised our September WebDebate, ‘The UN at 75: Evolution or revolution?’, to mark the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the United Nations. By looking back at the past 75 years of the world organisation, w...


[WebDebate #40 summary] Are permanent missions at global diplomatic hubs more or less relevant in 2020?

Jovan Kurbalija - 15 July 2020

Permanent missions will become increasingly important in the post-COVID-19 era, and their modus operandi will change as they become a key segment of ‘hybrid diplomacy’ (i.e., diplomacy that combines onsite and onl...


[WebDebate #37 summary] Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19

Katharina Höne - 09 April 2020

In our monthly WebDebate, which is organised in the context of the International Forum on Diplomatic Training (IFDT), we looked at Multilateral diplomacy in times of COVID-19. When we observe the responses to the COVI...


[WebDebate #34 summary] Exploring innovative teaching methodologies: Digital tools for teaching diplomacy

Digital tools have garnered substantial interest in the context of teaching and training in diplomatic practice. Tools such as video conferences, small online courses, and massive open online courses are changing the ...


[WebDebate #33 summary] The diplomacy of natural resources in the Middle East

Katharina Höne - 24 December 2019

In our November WebDebate, we discussed the diplomacy of natural resources in the Middle East. In particular, we focused on water in the Middle East and conflict and co-operation around this scarce resource. We were j...


[WebDebate #32 summary] Visual digital diplomacy: Opportunities for diplomatic practice

Andrijana Gavrilović - 10 October 2019

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 Massim...