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The International Seminar on Digital Diplomacy seeks to facilitate a dialogue on the modern, digital environment in which diplomacy is being practiced, the emergence of new topics around internet communication (such as internet governance, responsiveness to netizens and the like), as well as the use of new data analytics and connectivity tools to enhance the work of practitioners. Special emphasis will be placed on Big Data and its potential to shape innovation, be it through methods, ideas or services, within the scope of diplomatic and international affairs.


July 12th, 2018


Retno LP Marsudi
Minister of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
Allaster Cox
Deputy Head of Mission, Australian Embassy
Rasmuss Albildgaard Kristensen
Ambassador of the Embassy of Denmark to Indonesia
Prof. Jovan Kurbalija
Founding Director, DiploFoundation
A. Ibrahim Almuttaqi
Head of the ASEAN Studies Program at The Habibie Center
Agung Yudha
Head of Public Policy, Twitter Indonesia
Biondi Sanda Sima
Co-chair, Indonesia Youth Diplomacy
Cecep Herawan
Director General for Information and Public Diplomacy, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
Derval Usher
Head of Office, Pulse Lab Jakarta
Listiana Operananta
Director for Information and Media Services, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Indonesia
Dr. Syed Ismail Shah
ITU Representative Southeast Asia and Timor Leste


Enough of ‘new’ diplomacies: reclaiming the diplomatic pluriverse

Philip Coneway

I am a little late to this particular party; however, in the middle of last year, a very interesting debate broke out between the blogs of Shaun Riordan, Katharina Hone and others on the subject of ‘new’ diplomacies. Does the proliferation of new ‘kinds’ of (or prefixes for) diplomacy serve an intellectual, analytical purpose, or is it just another case of academics hankering after scholarly turf?
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What is the potential of big data for diplomacy?

Andrijana Gavrilovic

We leave digital footprints everywhere. Modern society is marked by data which is continuously generated through various devices and in numerous ways – such as through social media, Internet browsing, and through satellite images, among others. This is why some call this the Big Data Era.
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New diplomacy: where do we want to go?

Katharina Hone

What is diplomacy? Who is a diplomat? And what is it that diplomats do? The answers to these questions will always be contingent. We can only ever give them from the vantage point of a particular place and time. We tend to forget this when we debate these questions. We also tend to forget that things could be otherwise and that by raising these questions we not only debate what is but also have a chance to rethink how things could or even should be.
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Confessions of a #DigitalDiplomat

Jovan Kurbalija

Is diplomacy better off with the Internet? This question was on my mind as I was following the Twitter exchange between President Trump and the leaders of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. Each tweet escalated the rhetoric and moved us further from a peaceful solution – to conflict – and a resolution of differences, the main purpose of diplomacy.
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The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Indinesia ( Indonesian: Kementrian Luar Negeri Republik Indonesia ) is a government ministry responsible for the country’s foreign politics.

Pulse Lab Jakarta combines data science and social research to help make sense of our interconnected, interdependent, and complex world. The Lab is a joint initiative of the United Nations and the Government of Indonesia, via United Nations Global Pulse and the Ministry of National Development Planning (Bappenas) respectively.

DiploFoundatoin is a non-profit foundation established by the governments of Malta and Switzerland. Diplo works to increase the role of small and developing states, and to improve global governance and international policy development.