Nov 01

The Future Diplomats Peace Game

Speaker :

Nov 01, 2017

The EDA organized together with Foreign Policy group, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and with the generous support of the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International cooperation, the first Future Diplomats Peace Game. 28 exceptional trainee diplomats and students of International Relations were selected from 21 countries across 5 continents to “game” out how to bring violent conflicts to a peace full resolution.

The first day held at the EDA was dedicated to training with some of the leading experts in cyber security and diplomacy. The sessions focused on cyber security, geopolitics and international norms were delivered by Dr. Mohamed Al-Kuwaiti, Dr. Michael Sulmeyer, Dr. Adam Segal and Ligeia Zeruto. The sessions focused on the diplomatic aspects were delivered by H.E. Nabil Fahmy, H.E. Jean-David Levitte, H.E. Baroness Cathy Ashton and H.E. Mohammed Abushahab.

On Day 2, held at the Intercontinental Hotel, the future diplomats took on the role of key international stakeholders, navigating a series of simulated cyber events with the potential to escalate into full-blown conflict that required them to explore ways in which they could advance their country’s interests, while achieving a peaceful outcome. The moderated discussions were presided over by a panel that combined decades of experience at the highest levels in both cyber security and diplomacy, providing expert commentary and context throughout the proceedings. For the luncheon conversation, H.E. Lana Nusseibeh interviewed H.E. Radoslaw Sikorski on the developing of international norms for cybersecurity.