The research aspects of the network will be developed through the series of 4 workshops in Leiden, Bologna, Tallinn and Warwick. These workshops will bring the key researchers together to develop (a) the Research Handbook, (b) the Journal Special Issue and (c) the Issue Briefs – the Issue Briefs will be submitted for publication and dissemination through the CYDIPLO knowledge hub and other established knowledge hubs.
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.
6-7 JUNE 2022 DIVERSIFYING CYBER DIPLOMACY
“Diversifying Cyber Diplomacy” is the CYDIPLO project’s second workshop and 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.