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The Future of Diplomacy and Power of New Technologies for Peace

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The integration of emerging technologies like artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and natural language processing into the practice of international diplomacy is on the rise. In recent years, the UN has made significant efforts to modernize its approach to meet the challenges of the 21st century. This has resulted in the concept of a UN 2.0, which envisions a more efficient and impactful organization by using data, behavioral science, strategic foresight and other cutting-edge efforts

Join us for an evening discussion on Thursday, 2. March 2023 at the TUM Think Tank – Hochschule für Politik München from 7:00 pm onwards as Dr. Martin Waehlisch, head of the Innovation Team at the UN Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (UN DPPA), shares his insights on innovation efforts within the peace and security pillar. Dr. Waehlisch leads a unit that is dedicated to exploring, piloting, and implementing new approaches to conflict prevention, mediation, and peacebuilding. He has supported peace processes around the world and has published widely on international conflict resolution, emerging technologies and futures thinking.

The presentation is followed by a Q&A session. The event will conclude with a light reception. Everybody is warmly invited.

The event will be held in English. 

The Munich School of Politics and Public Policy tradition as a meeting place for political science, political education and political practice is amplified and augmented by various lecture series. Starting in 2017, we will set a milestone with the Munich Talks, in which we invite distinguished political scientists who have left a mark on our way of thinking and research. This series will also include well-known politicians and policy makers – who design today’s European and global governance, e.g. through leadership positions in the large international organizations – as the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy guests who bring political science to life for the general public. Other lecture series, also in collaboration with the Academy of Political Education and the International Press Club, are in planning.

In our new “Career Paths” event series we hope to give students an overview of professional opportunities, for example. The list of potential career fields for political scientists is long, ranging from political consulting, PR and media, administration, research, associations and policymaking to private enterprise. Yet, many jobs have their own very specific job descriptions that require special key qualifications. It is, thus, all the more important to stake out career goals early on and to acquire the respective skills. In the context of our new “Career Paths” lecture series, we will invite representatives from academia, business, politics, media and industry on a regular basis. This will give you firsthand insight into the opportunities and challenges of individual professions and allow you to establish initial personal contacts.

We will also host further public events in cooperation with other Munich institutions.

With this concept, we hope to establish the Munich School of Politics and Public Policy as a place of lively discussion and exchange, and thereby foster close ties between academia and political practice.