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List of Recommended Courses for Members of the Institut de diplomatie (October-December 2020)

Before you sign up for any courses, take time to consider which you might benefit most from.

The following list details recommendations of courses you should consider taking, regardless of your intended or current category of membership, in order to gain a solid intellectual foundation in the field of public diplomacy.

Listed are 3 individual courses that deal with issues related to public diplomacy.

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The Courses are free.

Available online now.

Explore the challenges, benefits and processes that governments and citizens face when deciding to join the Open Government Movement.

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How can governments become more open and transparent, while simultaneously dealing with various challenges, such as data sensitivity? How can open government data be used to improve policy making? Which technologies are available to make governments more open and to use open government data?How can data be turned into smartness? Governments all over the world aim to become more open and transparent in order to establish closer ties with their constituents. However, opening government involves complex challenges and poses two major areas of concerns. First, many different stakeholders are involved and there are various dependencies between them, and second, the technologies that support open government are fragmented. In addition, it is unclear how different contexts should alter the best practices for open government. This course explores the foundations and objectives of Open Government and examines current developments, including the opening and reuse of governmental data such as the release of data by governments in America and Europe. This course will empower you, by helping you grasp the key principles surrounding open government. The topics of the course are applied to concrete cases, which you will be asked to analyze and discuss with your peers. This course may be of interest to the following:

  • Students interested in the basics of open government, in smart government, in data-driven governance and data-driven research;

  • Professionals and researchers working on open government research and interested in strategies and challenges for opening governments

  • Professionals and researchers working on open data research or open data initiatives

  • Professionals and researchers working on topics related to public values, use of algorithms, including transparency and privacy, in a governmental context

  • Senior administrators, policy advisors, government officials or agency members, who are interested in how ICTs change governments and how ICTs can be used in public administrations

Offered by The University of Sydney Our excellence in research and teaching makes the University of Sydney one of the top universities in Australia and highly ranked among the best universities in the world. In 2020, we were ranked second in the Times Higher Education (THE) University Impact Rankings, and first in Australia in the QS Graduate Employability Rankings.

Social Media Analytics: Using Data to Understand Public Conversations

How can you discover what’s being said about the things that matter to you on social media platforms, including Twitter?

This free online course is based on the work of nine anthropologists who each spent 15 months in fieldsites in Brazil, Chile, industrial and rural China, England, India, Italy, Trinidad and Turkey.

Translations of this course can be found on UCLeXtend in the following languages: Chinese, Italian, Hindi, Portuguese, Spanish, Tamil and Turkish.


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