The JDI Youth Dialogue is a unique event that seeks to encourage a dialogue between experienced diplomats, young professionals, and students of international affairs about key topics in diplomacy and international affairs.
🌎 What: Three conferences on topics around Crisis and Diplomacy ⏱️ When: From April 20 to April 23rd 💻 Where: Online 🖊️RegisterHERE Find the offical program here.
📣 The Youth Dialogue will start on April 20 at 17:00 with the opening ceremony (you can attend it by selecting the first panel during registration)
🦠 Science and Diplomacy Panel 🦠 Tuesday, 20.04.2021: 18:00 to 19:30 (CET) The ongoing Covid-19 pandemic mercilessly points out the weaknesses and failures of the global society, and amplifies global inequalities in all its facets. This global health crisis demands a global response, where states have to work on joint solutions rather than react with nationalism and individualism. What role diplomacy plays in tackling the Covid-19 crisis? The focus thereby lies on the distribution of the Covid-19 vaccine and the opportunities as well as challenges science diplomacy plays in that.
⚖️ Ethics and Diplomacy Panel ⚖️ Thursday, 22.04.2021 10:00 to 11:30 (CET) A diplomat is an extension of the state. A state’s political, economic and social values are embodied and acted upon by Diplomats and Ambassadors stationed across the globe. So, when governments direct ambassadors to take-up certain policy responses that they personally believe to be unjust, how is this moral dilemma handled? In this interdisciplinary panel, we explore the ethical and moral dilemmas presented within the diplomatic field. We explore solutions and best practises to equip tomorrow’s future ambassadors with the necessary tools to become excellent world leaders. In summary the premise of the panel boils down to ‘how do diplomats navigate the contours of ethical dilemmas in international crises?’
🌐 Cybersecurity and Peace Panel 🌐 Friday, 23.04.2021: 12:00 to 13:30(CET) With cyberspace continuing to evolve at a rapid pace, and with no coherent set of governance regimes already established, the prospect of unencountered, global-scale threats emerging is not only likely, but also anticipated. The current pandemic has shed light on the role and functioning of diplomats as well as the importance of technology and the Internet. This has necessitated the creation of a new form of diplomacy: cyber diplomacy. What format does cyber diplomacy have and how important is it at the moment? What will be the core function of cyber diplomats and can cyberspace be used as a way to build peace?
About JDI Switzerland
Junior Diplomat Initiative (JDI) Switzerland is a student-led organization at the Graduate Institute in Geneva. Our objective is to create a sustainable, high-quality platform where students can apply their academic experience and engage on the front lines of diplomacy while building lasting connections in the diplomatic community. We aim to bridge the gap between diplomacy in theory and diplomacy in practice through interactive events and conferences.