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[WebDebate #25 summary] Blockchain for development: a critical assessment

In our November WebDebate, we looked at blockchain technology. The WebDebate included an introduction to, and overview of, blockchain technology, and a brief exploration of some emerging and popular use-cases and appl...


[WebDebate #24 summary] Space diplomacy: Old geopolitics or new frontier for collaboration?

In our September WebDebate, we looked at space diplomacy. While space diplomacy is a hotly debated issue of geopolitical dimensions, it also reminds us of the need for multilateral efforts and pooling resources togeth...


[WebDebate #23 summary] #Cybermediation: New skills and tools for mediation

In our July WebDebate, we looked at what new skills are needed for mediators to operate in a conflict environment impacted by the spread of new technologies, what new tools have become available in this context, and h...


[WebDebate #22 summary] Algorithmic diplomacy: Better geopolitical analysis? Concerns about human rights?

Our June WebDebate tackled the topic of Algorithmic diplomacy. Three issues in this field were discussed in the debate: algorithmic diplomacy in the context of geopolitical analysis and public diplomacy, impact of alg...


[WebDebate #21 summary] Can we teach and learn negotiation skills online?

In our May WebDebate, we looked at the potential of teaching and learning negotiation skills online. Joining us to to consider this possibility were Ambassador Kishan S. Rana, professor emeritus and DiploFoundation se...


[WebDebate #20 summary] Strategies for African States in Multilateral Diplomacy

Andrijana Gavrilović - 19 March 2018

The overarching question of the WebDebate in March was: how can African states navigate multilateral diplomacy successfully? Addressing this formidable question were Amb. Amr Aljowaily, Egypt’s ambassador to Serb...


[WebDebate #19 summary] What is the potential of big data for diplomacy?

We leave digital footprints everywhere. Modern society is marked by data which is continuously generated through various devices and in numerous ways – such as through social media, Internet browsing, and through sa...


[WebDebate #18 summary] Digital diplomacy: new actors and technology in diplomacy

Andrijana Gavrilović - 19 December 2017

In our December WebDebate, we focused on digital diplomacy. We discussed the following questions: how have ministries of foreign affairs (MFAs) adopted social media as part of their public diplomacy efforts? Is digita...