digital diplomacy and new tech

April 11, 2015

The US government has used hip-hop as an unlikely foreign policy tool to reach youth and promote democracy abroad. In the mid-2000s, as the United States faced ongoing challenges in the Middle East, the State Department launched hip-hop tours and workshops throughout the Muslim world.

Data show that the number of Internet users in Indonesia reached 72.5 million this year, equal to some 29 percent of the population. The government, Hodiny said, should play a role in bridging the information gap; it should help as many people as possible get connected to the Internet because knowledge improves lives.

35 well-coiffed foreign ambassadors on formal state business in the US were sitting in the Khan Academy kitchen to learn about the educational nonprofit that has become a global name. Standing amid a crowd of laid-back software engineers and employees in casual garb, the foreign visitors were immersed in a different culture in more ways than one.

Global communications scholar James Pamment has published a new article that unpacks the communication theories and practices behind the international advocacy Campaign to End Sexual Violence in Conflict.

This panel was comprised of representatives from the foreign ministries of Canada, Israel, Mexico and the U.S. Department of State and shared insights from their respective recent advocacy efforts. Particular focus was placed on the exploration of how best to merge traditional and digital campaigns and how to determine success through the use of metrics. 

Panel discussion from 6:30pm-8:00pm; reception immediately following.

TODAY: Join us for a digital diplomacy discussion with noted scholar Taylor Owen

The Road to Diplomacy 3.0: Tradition and Innovation in Foreign Policy

February 12, 2015

Andreas Sandre, noted author and diplomat, discusses the evolving role of new media in public diplomacy, and the need for innovation in both foreign policy strategies and diplomatic activities.