The Estonian Ministry of Foreign Affairs will be organising a summer school for young diplomats between 22nd and 26th July 2019, in Tallinn, Estonia.
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The concept of the summer school derives from the rapid digital developments and cyber security challenges, which have altered the way the diplomatic community addresses world affairs. Debates on normative frameworks for state behaviour and applying international law in cyberspace, as well as on balancing freedom and security online have become mainstream foreign policy topics.
All of these issues will be addressed during the Tallinn Summer School of Cyber Diplomacy, to be held on 22nd-26th of July in Tallinn, Estonia. The five-day course is meant for diplomats who have recently been handed the challenging task of cyber foreign policy-making as well as other government officials interested in complex cyber issues.
Expert speakers will spark discussions on the global cyber agenda and will include regional and international organisations’ dimensions. In addition to offering insights into UN, EU, OSCE, NATO and other organisations’ cyber policies, the course will address the history of cyber conflict, latest trends of malicious cyber activities and attribution. It will also explain current concerns over economic security due to digital vulnerabilities. The course will shed light on the competing visions of democratic and autocratic nations on the future of cyberspace.
The Summer School will host lectures by some of the most distinguished current and former cyber diplomats, policy makers, and thinkers from leading academic institutions.
In addition to classroom discussions, the agenda features field visits to NATO CCD COE, the Estonian e-Showroom, as well as a practical table-top exercise simulating a realistic international cyber crisis.
For registration, please send your request at TallinnSummerschool@mfa.ee. The priority deadline for registration is 15 May 2019.