Category: Who is who in Digital and Public Diplomacy

Digital diplomacy: how New Zealand can better sell itself

acebook and Twitter could be useful tools in supporting a new kind of digital diplomacy to reach out to citizens, companies, global audience, and others. “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical of megaphone … “New Zealand has long favoured the benefits of modest and moderate collaboration…and being sceptical...

All-star line-up for Emirates Diplomatic Academy event

ABU DHABI: Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA) has launched the next phase of its ambitious programme on “Preparing for 21st Century Diplomacy”. The course, now in its second year, is designed to develop outstanding UAE future diplomats. It includes an impressive line-up of guest speakers, including Noura Bint Mohammed Al Kaabi, UAE Minister of Culture and Knowledge...

Joseph S. Nye, Jr

Joseph Samuel Nye Jr. (born January 19, 1937) is an American political scientist. He is the co-founder, along with Robert Keohane, of the international relations theory of neoliberalism, developed in their 1977 book Power and Interdependence. Together with Keohane, he developed the concepts of asymmetrical and complex interdependence. They also explored transnational relations and world politics...

Digital Diplomacy 3.0: Personalized Diplomacy

From Digital Diplomacy 1.0 to Digital Diplomacy 2.0 When foreign ministries first migrated online, they viewed social media platforms as mass media channels. Much like the radio and television, Twitter and Facebook could be used to disseminate messages among millions of users. The conceptualization of social media as mass media was, in part, the result of...

The Personalization of Digital Diplomacy

In the early days of digital diplomacy, MFAs and diplomats viewed social media as linear communication tools. Diplomats believed that they could use social media to craft a message and directly disseminate it among online publics. Thus, social media was no different from other mass media such as the radio and television. Yet as the practice...

American public diplomacy is our country’s best foreign policy tool

At a time when disinformation and fake news corrupt communication channels, delivering the truthful and authentic American message is needed now more than ever. American public diplomacy, our nation’s outreach to peoples around the world, is the prime channel for communicating this message. It is essential to this country’s national security and should be vigorously championed...

Do you have questions for the Italian Ambassador to the US?…

On May 1, 2009, the White House becomes the first official Twitter account of a sitting President. It was followed shortly after by the Rwandan President Paul Kagame (May 15, 2009) and the South African Presidency (May 18, 2009): Welcome to the official Twitter page for the White House! — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May 1,...

Digital Diplomacy: are we the champions?

Last year, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs brought together an interesting bunch of people from around the world, and me, to discuss digital diplomacy.  I found myself speaking second on a panel.  The first speaker announced the publication of the Digital Diplomacy Review 2016, ranking foreign ministries around the world.  The United Kingdom was top. It...