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Digital Diplomacy: International Relations in the Digital Age

Explore how technological innovation is disrupting the political world order, and changing the diplomatic profession.

Digital Diplomacy: International Relations in the Digital Age

Identify how cybersecurity threats are changing diplomatic practise

From fake news to hacking and AI, governments worldwide are facing technological advances that are threatening to topple established geopolitical hierarchies – and change the world order.

These technological advances are both a challenge to the work of diplomats, as well as an opportunity to change how the diplomatic profession works for the better – making it more savvy, safe, and switched-on.

Enhance your diplomatic career

On this course, you’ll learn from top international diplomatic experts at the Global Diplomatic Forum how to navigate the issues that cyberspace and the digital revolution throw up for diplomats.

You’ll explore how AI can be used to aid diplomacy, how to excel at digital communication, and how to develop an effective digital diplomatic strategy that will let your organisation make the most of emerging virtual spaces.

Learn transferrable cybersecurity skills

Examining the current cybersecurity landscape, you’ll gain valuable knowledge that you can utilise in your organisation, understanding how diplomacy needs to respond to the latest cybersecurity threats.

In just four weeks you’ll come away with practical training that will leave you with a competitive edge.

You’ll be ready to further your career in a 21st-century diplomatic environment, armed with cutting-edge training in digital best-practice and cybersecurity.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Digital and cyber diplomacy

  • Artificial intelligence and diplomacy

  • Cybersecurity

  • The shifting world order in digital age

When would you like to start?

Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Develop technical and theoretical skills to perform more effectively in cyberspace
  • Demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of relating digital diplomacy to foreign policy objectives
  • Design the process of developing, implementing and monitoring effective Digital Diplomacy strategy
  • Apply your digital communications skills in diplomatic context
  • Identify the connection between Cybersecurity and diplomatic work and be able to capitalise on this competence
  • Improve career advancement opportunities with up to date transferrable skills and knowledge

Who is the course for?

This course would benefit diplomats of all levels, from junior to ambassadorial. It would also appeal to diplomacy students and trainee diplomats aiming to pursue a career in diplomacy.

What software or tools do you need?

The Course Material Can be accessed online via a browser. Students will be given login details to access the course contents.

What do people say about this course?

A great way to get introduced to the influence of innovative digital technologies on international relations and diplomacy in particular... [featuring] inspiring world-leading experts.

Else Frijling
Business Intelligence consultant

I strongly recommend Digital Diplomacy online course for the diplomats who want to stay ahead of the curve and perform effectively in a global space.

Mercy Atieno Odongo
Counsellor II at the Kenya Consulate Dubai and the Northern Emirates.

Who will you learn with?

Corneliu Bjola is Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford and Head of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group.

Dr. Cassidy is a Departmental Lecturer in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford, where she lectures on Digital Diplomacy, Diplomatic Law, and Gender and Diplomacy.

Lecturer Cybersecurity Global Diplomatic Forum 2020, research associate Oxford University, professor European University Cyprus, former Director European Commission for Digital Society/Cybersecurity

Dr Maha Hosain Aziz is a professor, author and cartoonist in global risk & prediction in NYU's MA International Relations Program. Her books include Future World Order, Global Kid and Covid-19 Effect.

Who developed the course?

Global Diplomatic Forum

The Global Diplomatic Forum is a knowledge hub for diplomats. It provides an inclusive platform for the exchange of expertise in the realm of international affairs.

What's included?

This is a premium course. These courses are designed for professionals from specific industries looking to learn with a smaller group of like-minded individuals.

  • Unlimited access to this course
  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Test to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible
  • Download and print your Certificate of Achievement anytime
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