5 Oct 2018
10:00 - 11:30
Geneva, Switzerland


Join us, in situ or online, for a discussion on #Cybermediation: What role for blockchain technology and natural language processing AI? on 5 October 2018.

Technological developments impact all aspects of society. Similarly, they impact the practice of diplomacy. Mediation, the peaceful resolution of conflicts through a third party, is no exception. The #Cybermediation initiative, launched earlier this year, explores mediation in the context of new technology, including social media, big data, and artificial intelligence (AI).

We continue the explorations of the #Cybermediation initiative by specifically focusing on the role of blockchain and natural language processing AI.

Registrations are open and accessible through DiploFoundation's website.


On 13 March 2018, the UN Department of Political Affairs, DiploFoundation, the Geneva Internet Platform, the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, swisspeace, and researchers from Harvard University established a consortium to explore how digital technology affects mediation in preventing and resolving violent conflicts.

The objectives of the #Cybermediation initiative are to:

  • Inform mediation practitioners about the impact of new information and communication technologies on mediation, including their benefits, challenges, and risks in relation to peacemaking.
  • Develop synergies between the mediation community and the tech sector.
  • Identify areas of particular relevance and co-operation.

The initiative focuses on four thematic areas in detail:

  • Impact of new technologies
  • Social media
  • (Big) data
  • AI

DiploFoundation and the Geneva Internet Platform will be coordinating the activities of the thematic working groups on big data and AI. Read more on our #Cybermediation project page.

If you have any questions about this event, please contact katharinah@diplomacy.edu.


The Geneva Internet Platform is an initiative of the Swiss authorities


Members of the Steering Committee are FDFA, OFCOM, Canton of Geneva, ETH-Zürich, and the University of Geneva

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