COVID-19 has caused all manner of professions to adapt to remote practices. Diplomacy is no different but does the lack of face-to-face interaction limit the effectiveness of diplomatic engagement?
In this webinar, experts reflect on how the pandemic has altered traditional summitry drawing on new research into the virtualization of diplomacy during the Syrian and Yemeni peace processes as well as on the findings of a new study discussing competing configurations of hybrid diplomacy, physical and virtual, to emerge in the aftermath of COVID-19 lockdowns.
Corneliu Bjola, Associate Professor of Diplomacy, University of Oxford
Isabel Bramsen, Associate Senior Lecturer, Lund University
Anine Hagemann, PhD Fellow, University of Copenhagen
Viktoria Li, Head of Communications Unit, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Sweden
Ilan Manor, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Tel Aviv University
Chair: Ben Horton, Communications Manager, International Affairs, Chatham House