DIVERSIFYING CYBER DIPLOMACY

6-7 JUNE 2022 | DIVERSIFYING CYBER DIPLOMACY

This event will be hosted by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Bologna. The aim of the workshop is a) to bring together academia, think tanks and public and private institutions and b) to bring all the CYDIPLO network teachers and researchers together and will focus on issues including, gender issues in cyber security and diplomacy, perspectives from the global south, capacity building challenges in emerging cyberdiplomacy nations, non-traditional/non-western forms and approaches to cyberdiplomacy. As well as a series of roundtable discussions, the workshop will include talks from those actively involved in cyber diplomacy and leading academics in the field.  Day 1 of the workshop will be open to the public and streamed. Day 2 will be for network researchers only and will discuss issues related to project management and development, focusing on planned deliverables such as Special Issue in an academic journal and the Handbook of Cyberdiplomacy, as well as developing teaching materials and training for the MOOC and handbook.

Outputs: The workshop will result in detailed plans for delivery of the planned Special Issue, lead to a) a workshop summary on the basis of which an issue brief on diversifying cyberdiplomacy will be published, b) help to develop the sections of the handbook pertaining to non-traditional, non-western, approaches to cyberdiplomacy, and will examine the role of countries and actors in the global south, c) discuss the material produced for the Special Issue

Keynote speakers:

  • Enrico Calandro (GFCE)
  • Clare Hutchinson (NATO)

Program Day 1

Welcome and introduction (10:30 CET)
Keynote talk 1 – Enrico Calandro: Cyber diplomacy in Africa: challenges, priorities and perspectives (11:00)
Roundtable 1 – Diversifying cyber diplomacy: gender issues (11:45)
Roundtable 2 – Diversifying cyber diplomacy: South-North relations, norms contestation, and capacity-building (14:00)
Roundtable 3 – Diversifying cyber diplomacy: cooperation or contestation? (15:30)
Keynote talk 2 – Clare Hutchinson: Gender mainstreaming in cyber diplomacy (17:15)

CONCEPTUALISING CYBER DIPLOMACY

25-26 MARCH 2021 | CONCEPTUALISING CYBER DIPLOMACY

The aim of this workshop is to bring all the CYDIPLO network teachers and researchers together and to build understanding within the project of a range of perspectives on cyber diplomacy, what it is, how we understand it from different academic disciplines, and how we can use the multidisciplinary expertise in the project to further the main project activities and outputs.  As well as a series of roundtable discussion, the workshop will include talks from those actively involved in cyber diplomacy and leading academics in the field.  Day 1 of the workshop will be open to the public via Zoom.  Day 2 will be for network researchers only.

Outputs: The workshop will result in detailed plans for delivery of the MOOC, Teaching Exchanges, Special Issue and Handbook.  An Issue Brief on Theorising Cyber Diplomacy will also be published and the Workshop will serve as the official launch of the project. 

Keynote speakers:

  • Dr Andre Barrinha, University of Bath (EPSRC)
  • Dr Antonio Missiroli, Leiden University (ISGA)

Program Day 1:

Welcome to CYDIPLO and the Workshop (09:30)
Keynote talk 1: André Barrinha (09:40)
Roundtable 1 – International Relations (IR) Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy (10:45)
Keynote talk 2: Antonio Missiroli (13:00)
Roundtable 2 – Legal Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy (14:00)
Roundtable 3 – Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy: Psychology, the Tech Sector and Gender (15:15)
Roundtable 4 – Technical Perspectives on Cyber Diplomacy (16:30)
Closing remarks (17:30)

This event will be hosted by Leiden University. However, due to COVID-19 restriction, the workshop will be held online. Login details will be communicated after mandatory registration via this link

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