The course will allow students: 1) o study and understand the meaning of public diplomacy and the relationship between diplomacy and technological change; 2) to create significant links between pre-digital traditional forms of diplomacy and the present digitalization of diplomatic practices; 3) to assess whether digital diplomacy is introducing original and critical insights into the conditions that allow digitalization to inform foreign policy. Case studies of relevant digital tools and the analysis of platforms that are being currently used by embassies and foreign ministries in their work, would allow students to observe and reflect - in their course work - on concrete examples of the present transformation towards digital diplomacy.