Hybrid Diplomacy addresses the multiple hybridization of diplomatic practices.
Next to the traditional diplomatic channels, we are experiencing today the upcoming of self-organized transnational citizen networks. Next to physical encounters and dedicated physical spaces of representation such as embassies, digital networks are revolutionizing transnational communication.
Next to the caring for international relations in the longue durée, acceleration and disruptive developments demand extremely speedy respond reactions.
Hybrid Diplomacy is a space for international interdisciplinary dialogue and a creative exchange on a broad range of issues such as:
How does a Hybrid Diplomacy integrate formal and informal actors, physical and digital communication spaces and different time modes?
How to combine digital innovation in diplomacy with traditional diplomatic practices?
How do you introduce new ideas and integrate digital innovation in large and inert organisations?
What can bureaucratic systems learn from small agile organisations in this context?
Hybrid Diplomacy is a follow-up to the Embassy Lab Future Diplomacy that took place at the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Berlin on October 7th 2016 and was curated by Prof. Elizabeth Sikiaridi and Prof. Frans Vogelaar of Hybrid Space Lab together with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and organised in network partnership with the Global Diplomacy Lab.