WINTER SEMINAR OF 2023
Negotiating in a Digital Context
As our lives become increasingly online it is crucial to develop the skills to communicate on digital platforms successfully. Though online meetings come with the benefit of working from home in your pyjama pants, it can also be quite the challenge to get a message across. In the diplomatic world, online-negotiations are becoming more and more common. How do diplomats ensure negotiations run smoothly?
The winter seminar offers insights into this question through both a theoretical and practical approach. Along with introducing our participants to general concepts of diplomacy and negotiation, special attention is dedicated to understanding how digitisation impacts the world of international negotiations. As our lives become increasingly online, new hazards to successful international relations like digital misinformation and cybercrime emerge. How can a negotiation still be successful in the midst of this digital negotiation arena?
The program of 2023 includes speakers like Paul Meerts, Corneliu Bjola, Geert-Jan van der Ven, Hans van den Berg and practicing diplomats. Participants are offered the opportunity to expand their (international) network with networking sessions and practice their skills in a diplomatic simulation. In doing so, participants represent a country or an international organisation, prepare a position, and negotiate an agreement.
AS A PARTICIPANT YOU...
GAIN THEORETICAL INSIGHTS
You will be challenged to gather theoretical insights in the rapidly developing field of digital diplomacy from leading figures in the field.
WORK ON NEGOTIATION AND DIPLOMACY SKILLS
Gain valuable skills through a proven combination of applying theoretical knowledge in high end simulations. During the winter seminar, you will develop skills for public speaking, speech writing, doing research for negotiation and reporting.
START BUILDING YOUR OWN INTERNATIONAL NETWORK!
Build your international network through the Young Diplomat community and meet with diplomats from different disciplines. The Young Diplomat community offers you the opportunity to find new contacts within the field.
PROGRAM WINTER SEMINAR OF 2023
DIGITAL DIPLOMACY & NEGOTIATION
CET (Amsterdam Time)
Sunday the 15th of January 2023
20.00 - 21.00’ish
Online welcome and introductions
Tuesday the 17th of January 2023
19.30 - 21.00
The Dark Side of Digital Diplomacy: Tactics for Countering Digital Disinformation.
Professor Corneliu Bjola (Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies at Oxford University)
Thursday the 19th of January 2023
19.00 - 22.30
Introductions to International Negotiation & Diplomacy
Dr. P.W. Meerts (International Negotiation Analyst, Clingendael Institute & College of Europe)
Saturday the 21st of January 2023
10.00 - 11.30
Cyber Security Policy in the International Context
To be announced
13.00 - 17.00
Power & Strategies in International Diplomacy & Negotiations.
H.B. van den Berg, MSc. (Erasmus University Rotterdam, Departement of Public Administration & Sociology, President of The Young Diplomat)
Sunday the 22nd of January 2023
13.00 - 16.00
Movie & Fun
Watching the movie The Agreement (on the negotiations between Serbia and Kosovo)
Followed by games and open discussions in GatherTown
Tuesday 24th of January 2023
19.00 - 20.30
To be announced!
Wednesday 25th of January 2023
19.00 - 20.30
Unlocking Digital Peace at the UN
Associate Professor Johanna Weaver (Director of the Tech Policy Design Centre at the Australian National University. Former Australian diplomat, in June 2021 she completed her term as Australia’s independent expert and lead cyber negotiator at the United Nations)
Thursday 26th of January 2023
19.00 - 20.30
Diplomatic Panel Discussion
Speakers to be announced.
Saturday 28th of January 2023
10.00 - 17.00
Digital Diplomacy Simulation.
Sunday 29th of January 2023
13.00 - 14.30
Discussion and reflections on the Simulation
14.30 - 15.00
Farewell and goodbye's
The tuition fee for this online Winter Seminar is 55 euros including 21% taxes.
This fee includes:
Panel discussion, workshops, lectures and final simulation.
Access to all events via a protected and certified ZOOM host-account.
All reading materials.
Certificate of participation.
To guarantee personalised and high-quality education we will only host 40 spots.
HOW TO APPLY
The applications for this course have closed, we are looking forward to welcoming your application for any of our future courses. Keep an eye on our website and social media for future events and courses.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS...
I could feel the love for the discipline of diplomacy through my screen. Even though we couldn't see each other in real life in The Hague, the Young Diplomat team did manage to give a good insight into and lessons from the world of diplomacy by sharing knowledge, skills and anecdotes from real-life by involving both practitioners and professors from the field. In doing so, it has brought me closer to reaching my goal for which I am thankful.
Whereas in digital form, the Winter School has allowed me both to apperceive diplomacy and to recognize myself in it, opportunities like this in fact reveal us to others and even more to ourselves. The Young Diplomat was one of the most proactive, interactive and interested occasions of my academic career
The course is incredibly well organized and allows you to put theory into practice. The atmosphere was open, friendly and respectful. The materials provided, the speakers, simulation and multicultural environment made this a remarkable experience.