Diplomacy and Security in the Digital Age

Various Speakers

Thursday, 12 August 2021 5:00pm - 6:30pm

Palmerston North

Palmerston North City Library Mezzanine

Digital technologies have profound and complex effects on international relations. What we call the “mediasphere.” has given rise to new networking practices, emerging actors, risks, and protocols. The global is more present than ever, and unprecedented issues have arisen to negotiate and promote safety in this new interconnected world. This public talk puts together diplomats and experts in digital diplomacy and security to think about the threats, challenges, and opportunities imposed by the digital. Some issues to discuss are: how is diplomacy responding to the rise of social media? Which are the most urgent risk and threats imposed by the digital, and what local and global actions are required?

Speakers

HE Mr Alfredo Perez Bravo is a Mexican career diplomat with 46 years of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (dating from February 1976). He was promoted to the rank of Ambassador at 33 years of age (June 1990). For the last 31 years, he has served as Ambassador of Mexico, accredited to 52 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

In May 2019, the President of the United Mexican States appointed him Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to New Zealand, with cross-accreditation to the Independent State of Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu.

Dr Priscila Pilatowsky holds a PhD in History (El Colegio de Mexico). She is the Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Palmerston North branch, and a tutor in "Politics and International relations" at Massey University. Before coming to NZ, she worked for two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Priscila is specialized in the history of propaganda. Her recent research deals with far-right groups and extremism in social media. 

Dr William Hoverd is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, Massey University. William is the CDSS Internship Programme coordinator which places Massey Students into workplace applied research projects in government agencies. He teaches Defence and Security research methodology, the Applied Research Project and the Cybersecurity paper.

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CHAIR - DR PRISCILA PILATOWSKY

ppilatowsky@gmail.com

Digital technologies have profound and complex effects on international relations. What we call the “mediasphere.” has given rise to new networking practices, emerging actors, risks, and protocols. The global is more present than ever, and unprecedented issues have arisen to negotiate and promote safety in this new interconnected world. This public talk puts together diplomats and experts in digital diplomacy and security to think about the threats, challenges, and opportunities imposed by the digital. Some issues to discuss are: how is diplomacy responding to the rise of social media? Which are the most urgent risk and threats imposed by the digital, and what local and global actions are required?

Speakers

HE Mr Alfredo Perez Bravo is a Mexican career diplomat with 46 years of experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (dating from February 1976). He was promoted to the rank of Ambassador at 33 years of age (June 1990). For the last 31 years, he has served as Ambassador of Mexico, accredited to 52 countries in Africa, Latin America, the Caribbean, Asia, Europe and Oceania.

In May 2019, the President of the United Mexican States appointed him Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mexico to New Zealand, with cross-accreditation to the Independent State of Samoa, the Kingdom of Tonga and Tuvalu.

Dr Priscila Pilatowsky holds a PhD in History (El Colegio de Mexico). She is the Chair of the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs, Palmerston North branch, and a tutor in "Politics and International relations" at Massey University. Before coming to NZ, she worked for two years as a post-doctoral researcher at Paris 3 Sorbonne Nouvelle. Priscila is specialized in the history of propaganda. Her recent research deals with far-right groups and extremism in social media. 

Dr William Hoverd is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Defence and Security Studies, College of Humanities, and Social Sciences, Massey University. William is the CDSS Internship Programme coordinator which places Massey Students into workplace applied research projects in government agencies. He teaches Defence and Security research methodology, the Applied Research Project and the Cybersecurity paper.

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