"Age is no guarantee of efficiency" and "Youth is no guarantee of innovation".
By Readings on 10 Jan 2013 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
The 'shift in power from governments to social actors' as Anne-Marie Slaughter, puts it, is very significant for e-diplomacy. This is partly because this opening up has changed both the context and roles of diplomats.
By petecranston on 20 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Innovation is often seen as something done by young people. The Canadian Embassy in Beijing's experiments with Wei-plomacy have been led by a seasoned Diplomat, Mark McDowell, whose long, distinguished career suggests he probably wouldn't qualify for a young-person's railcard!
By Jovan Kurbalija on 19 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
‘The higher the budget often the lower the impact of e-diplomacy projects,’ was the first counter-intuitive insight by Ambassador Alexandre Fasel, Swiss Permanent Representative to the UN in Geneva (delivered at the Geneva e-...
By petecranston on 13 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
"It's absolutely not about technology...but about changing culture", said Anders Norskers, Chief of ITU Information Services at the ITU, during the panel discussion at the Geneva eDiplomacy day last month.
By petecranston on 10 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Richard Boly is one of the most consistent and successful innovators in eDiplomacy.
By Andreas Sandre on 3 Dec 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
In the early 1800s, John Marshall wrote: “To listen well is as powerful a means of communication and influence as to talk well.” The longest-serving Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court and the father of American Constitutional Law, Marshall didn’t have tools like Twitter and Facebook.
By Jovan Kurbalija on 22 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
One of the questions I was asked at the recent conference on Innovation in Diplomacy was why we chose to involve so many senior participants (a few of them have seen seventy winters). The main reason was to address two increasingly...
By Jovan Kurbalija on 21 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Close to 100 diplomats and academics had a vibrant and engaging discussion at the Geneva E-diplomacy Day. One of the outcomes was the drafting of e-diplomacy principles (which the session participants dubbed ‘e-diplomacy...
By Mary on 21 Nov 2012 | From the channel/s: E-diplomacy
Do I have a work e-mail address? Do I have a personal e-mail address? Have I ever sent a personal e-mail from my work address? Or a work e-mail from my personal address? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. Work life and personal life - unique and separate but sometimes interrelated.