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[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

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...


[WebDebate #31 summary] Technology and diplomacy: Unpacking the relationship

Andrijana Gavrilović - 17 July 2019

Our July WebDebate aimed to unpack the relationship between technology and diplomacy, and to make suggestions for diplomats who want to understand and address the geopolitical, security, human rights, and economic imp...


[WebDebate #30 summary] AI for peacemaking: New tools

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 an...


[WebDebate #29 summary] Science Diplomacy: Preparing the next generation

In our May WebDebate, we discussed science diplomacy, focusing on the question of preparing the future generation of diplomats for this emerging field. We unpacked the concept of science diplomacy and discussed its gr...


[WebDebate #28 summary] Humanising immigration

Andrijana Gavrilović - 13 March 2019

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 Georg...


[WebDebate #27 summary] Arctic diplomacy: Approaches and lessons

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), Pr...


[WebDebate #26 summary] AI on the international agenda – where do we go from here?

In our December WebDebate, we looked at artificial intelligence (AI). AI is of geostrategic importance and countries are already investing heavily in AI and developing AI strategies. As AI potentially impacts nearly a...