Digital Diplomacy and the future of international engagement


Portland hosted an event at Canada House on Tuesday 24 March to discuss how diplomacy is changing.

The event featured a panel of experts:
Alastair Campbell (Chair), Chief Strategy Adviser at Portland and former Director of Strategic Communications at 10 Downing Street

The Hon Alexander Downer AC, Australian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom

Jimmy Leach, Portland digital advisor, former Head of Digital Communications at the Prime Minister’s Office and Head of Digital Diplomacy at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Tom Fletcher CMG, British Ambassador to Lebanon and author of the ‘Naked Diplomat’ blog

Scott Nolan Smith, Digital strategist at Portland, co-founder of the Digital Diplomacy Coalition and former Head of Digital Diplomacy at the British Embassy in Washington, DC

Elizabeth Linder, Government and Politics specialist at Facebook