As Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies become increasingly integrated into different sectors of society, the need for robust governance mechanisms becomes paramount. While multistakeholder governance of the Internet brought together diverse actors to manage the Internet's resources, rulebook, and technical standards, AI governance represents a radically different evolution in a dramatically different geopolitical context. This course provides the necessary historical, technical, and strategic overview to unpack the complexities of the internet and, more recently, AI negotiations and think critically about power sources, threats and policy responses.

This short course adopts an applied learning approach with a second day dedicated to a negotiation simulation, where participants negotiate an international agreement on Internet governance in a multistakeholder setting.

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  • Develop a sound understanding of internet and AI governance from historical, technical, and policy perspectives

  • Learn about key challenges in AI and internet governance and think critically about international efforts to establish treaties and norms

  • Analyse the various geopolitical considerations that co-shape digital policies

  • Practice negotiation tactics and strategies


Programme overview


Internet Governance:

  • How has the governance of the Internet developed? Who are the key players?

  • What makes the Internet governance model unique? Why is it still relevant?

  • What is the role of international Geneva?

  • What to expect next?

AI Governance:

  • What are the different forms of AI governance?

  • What are the key components of the AI act?

  • What are the differences between US, EU and Chinese AI governance and regulation approaches?

  • How do we govern risks?


Negotiation Simulation:

  • What are the different views?

  • How to negotiate in a multi-stakeholder setting?


Who is this programme for?

This programme is particularly relevant for mid- to senior level practitioners from various organisations working as:

  • Professionals in the fields of governmental affairs, compliance, corporate social responsibility, environment, social and governance and sustainability

  • Policy and governance officers and head of programme

  • Diplomats and members of permanent missions

  • Professionals who wish to update their skills and knowledge with the latest tech developments

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Please complete the application form and return it by e-mail, attached with your CV, to Ms. Jimmye Johnson, Admission Officer


27-28 Feb. 2025

This 2-day face-to-face course is part of the Executive Diploma in Diplomacy, Negotiation and Policy. As such, you will be able to exchange with participants of that degree-granting programme.


CHF 800


Alumni - 10%
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Our open enrolment programmes can be adapted to fit the needs of your organisation.

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+41 (0)22 908 57 28

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