Trust in Times of Digital Innovation

How should public diplomacy harness the transnational power of the internet?

On October 24, CPD and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. co-hosted Public Diplomacy for the Digital Future, a forum that explored multi-stakeholder cooperation in the digital space and the impact of innovation on relationships between business, government and citizens. 

Fadi Chehadé, CPD Advisory Board Member and appointee to the UN Secretary General's High-level Panel on Digital Cooperation, spoke about diminishing public trust in technology and new possibilities for horizontal models of digital cooperation.

"The internet is a transnational resource," said Chehadé. "It is not an international resource, and it is never a national resource."

Below, listen to a podcast episode featuring Chehadé's presentation.

This episode is part of The Public Diplocast, CPD's podcast series that features experts who discuss new ideas and enduring challenges in the field of public diplomacy.

Music: "Centuries (feat. LV)" by Creature in the Woods via Sweet Tiger Records

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