28 June Online lecture: Digitalization in Foreign Policy & Development Cooperation

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How does the digital transition impact geopolitics? Can digital development cooperation play a role in the shifting balance of power? And what do cyber, human rights, trade and development cooperation have in common? Answering these questions requires an integrated and broad perspective on digitalization and new technologies.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works on this through various strategies. There is a Dutch Digitalization Policy, an International Cyber Strategy, the Digital Agenda for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, a Digitalization vision, etc. But are these sufficient to tackle the geopolitical challenges of tomorrow? Or do we need a more integrated vision?

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This lecture is available for central governmental staff. 

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Hosts and speakers

Come join the discussion during this lunch lecture where the following speakers will shine their light on the geopolitics of digitalization: Maaike Okano-Heijmans (Senior Research Fellow at Clingendael), Marie Humeau (Senior Cyber Policy Officer at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands in Geneva) and Luca Kuiper (Strategic Policy Officer of the MFA Strategic Policy Unit.

This session is organized by the Academy for International Relations and the Bureau for International Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (BIS). Chloe Teevan (Head digital economy and governance of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) will moderate this lecture.

About the Academy's lectures

In addition to all trainings, the academy organizes online lectures (series) throughout the year on current international themes, which tie in as closely as possible with the strategic themes of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, so that they contribute to the strategic goals. Online learning brings the world closer together.