"DIGITAL DIPLOMACY: The Effect of Technology on International Relations"
Wednesday, April 10, 09:15 - 17:00 The Graduate Institute, Maison de la Paix
09:15-09:30 — Opening Ceremony
09:30-11:00 — PANEL: Diplomats in the Digital Era This panel will focus on how digital platforms and tools, including social media, messaging apps, and big data, are changing the roles and responsibilities of diplomats. Panelists will share their experiences to answer the question: How has technology changed what it means to be a diplomat today?
11:00-11:30 — Coffee Break
11:30-13:00 — PANEL: The Private Tech Sector's Influence on Diplomacy This panel will explore the role of the private technology sector in the diplomatic field. It will examine the potential for public-private partnerships, present an overview of existing technologies that could affect diplomatic efforts, and analyze the opportunities and challenges of involving private actors in diplomacy.
13:00-14:00 — Lunch Break
14:15-16:00 — Workshop Sessions (Choice of one of three)
Social Media Tips for Diplomats: Twiplomacy & BCW
Navigating Cybersecurity Challenges: DCAF
Technology and Counterterrorism: GCSP
16:00-17:00 — Coffee Break and Closing
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.