United Nations Diplomacy 4.0 Programme - Online Global Leaders

About the Programme


This exciting 6-week long Global Leaders programme is run by The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), an Institute established in 1965 as an autonomous body within the United Nations with the purpose of enhancing the effectiveness of the work of the UN and its Member States.

Students will focus on a different module each of the 6 weeks, listed below, assisted by the team at UNITAR and with sessions with experts in respective fields. Each week will consist of a mix of independent and group study and research, with discussion fora and at least one live webinar with the experts and UNITAR staff. 

The course runs entirely on UNITAR´s virtual e-Learning platform and learning material is provided through the interactive software Articulate Storyline. The e-Learning course consists of six modules with a different topic each week:

  • Module 1: The Neoteric Diplomat
    Expert: Prof. Cornelio Bjola, Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford and Head of Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group
  • Module 2: Digital and Cyberdiplomacy
    Expert: Mr. Shaun Riordan, Senior Visiting Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for International Relations “Clingendael”
  • Module 3: Cybersecurity
    Expert: Kudelski Security, an independent provider of tailored cybersecurity solutions to enterprises and public sector institutions
  • Module 4: Artificial Intelligence
    Expert: Ms. Gosia Loj, current AI Policy Advisor to The Future Society
  • Module 5: Internet Governance
    Expert: Mr. John Walubengo, University of Nairobi and Consultant to Government and other organisations.
  • Module 6: Science Diplomacy
    Expert: Prof. Paul Arthur Berkman, Fletcher School of Diplomacy, Founding Director of the Science Diplomacy Center at Tufts University

 

 Draft week schedule

This may change slightly. 

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

09:30-11:00

Study

Learning Material

Study

Learning Material

Study

Learning Material

Study

Learning Material

Study

Learning Material

11:30 - 12:30

Explore
external
resources

Explore
external
resources

Explore
external
resources

Explore
external
resources

Explore
external
resources

Lunch

         

14:00-15:30

Engage in
Discussion
Forum

Engage in
Discussion
Forum

Coaching
Session on the UN

Engage in
Discussion
Forum

Live –
Webinar with Expert

 

 

When will it take place?

The Diplomacy 4.0 Training Programme is 6 weeks of length starting on the 27th of July and running until the 6th of September. You must be able to participate in all 6 weeks of the programme. 


Eligibility Criteria - please ensure you meet all of the below before submitting an application

  • Currently enrolled as an undergraduate at the University of Exeter or you graduate in 2020
  • Have a good academic record of achievement
  • Be able to undertake all time commitments for the programme dates 
  • One or more of the following criteria applies to you: WP Criteria 2019/20


Cost

There is no programme fee for succesful applicants to this programme. 

Managing Expectations

  • Students applying for this opportunity should very much understand this is an experience with a variety of modules, and a large time commitment

How do I apply?

Applications open Monday 6th of July and will close on Sunday the 19th at midnight. To apply click here.

Please direct all additional enquiries to outbound@exeter.ac.uk