Cabinet Office minister Matt Hancock has launched a ministerial group on government digital technology to push digital public services reform. The group will consist of ministers and officials from across government departments and will work to deliver a “digital transformation” in government. After the departure of Mike Bracken earlier in 2015, the executive director of
Over the last decade, Internet access has seen dramatic growth in the Gulf region. The Gulf states enjoy the highest Internet penetration rates in the Middle East: Qatar (97%), Bahrain (93%), the United Arab Emirates (92%) and Kuwait (80%) have near universal access. Oman (71%) and Saudi Arabia (65%) have widespread diffusion as well. Studies
Though the notion of public diplomacy has a long history, its importance and the tools used have been changing, which has led to an increase in its use in foreign policy. In recent months, Turkey has engaged in public diplomacy efforts in Iraq — a country that constitutes a significant challenge for Ankara. The first
“Edmund Asbury Gullion, 85, Wide-Ranging Career Envoy”
Wolfgang Saxon, The New York Times, March 31, 1998
Edmund Asbury Gullion, one of the country's most accomplished career ambassadors and former dean of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, where he trained the next generation of Foreign Officers, died in his sleep the night of March 17 at his home in Winchester, Mass. He was 85.
The cause was apparently a heart attack, the Fletcher School reported.
Mr. Gullion earned his spurs in war-torn Europe and ended his diplomatic career in 1964 as United States Ambassador to the recently independent Congo, a flashpoint of the cold war. As an old hand on Indochina he was also deeply involved in the conflict that tore at Southeast Asia, whose reverberations followed him even after he settled into academe in Medford, Mass.
He was dean of the Fletcher School from 1964 until 1978.
The Murrow Center, named after Edward R. Murrow, was intended to establish di..
Could music reunite a war-torn Mali? “Return to Timbuktu” follows Malian musicians spreading just such a message. Michael Ardaiolo and Dr. Guy Golan discuss Return to Timbuktu, a documentary in production about how music could reunite a war-torn Mali, with Michael Meredith and Amit Nizan. Michael Meredith is the director of Return to Timbuktu. He is a filmmaker and