The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a surge of CyberMediation activities. Given the global lockdown and widespread travel restrictions, many mediators and mediation support actors increasingly rely on digital technologies to keep up the communication with conflict parties and stakeholders.
The panel, which includes DiploFoundation's Vladimir Radunović (E-diplomacy and Cybersecurity Programmes Director), will explore how mediators can build trust in Cybermediation, by discussing past mediation experiences from an interdisciplinary perspective.
This session is organized by CyberMediation Network, swisspeace; the Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue; Build Up, the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Jakarta (CSIS); DiploFoundation; the European External Action Service (EEAS); ICT4Peace; the Mediation Support Unit of the United Nations Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs.
Mr Vladimir Radunović Cybersecurity and E-diplomacy Programmes Director
Serbian-born Mr Vladimir (Vlada) Radunović is a lecturer in cybersecurity policy, Internet governance, and e-diplomacy on postgraduate and professional courses. He also serves as an expert with the Geneva Internet Platform. He served as a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Forum on Cyber Expertise (GFCE) from 2016 to 2020, and a member of the Multistakeholder Advisory Group of the UN Internet Governance Forum (IGF) from 2012 to 2014. Vlada has been a lecturer, speaker, and resource person on a number of educational and training programmes and events worldwide, including within the WSIS and IGF processes. His professional and research focus is on Internet governance, broadband policy and net neutrality, cybersecurity and cyber-diplomacy, e-diplomacy, and capacity development. He holds an MSc in Electrical Engineering from the University of Belgrade and a Master’s in Contemporary Diplomacy from the University of Malta. He is currently working on his PhD in cybersecurity. Vlada is currently member of the Board of Directors of Diplo US.