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e-diplomacy in a lego world
By Readings on 10 Jan 2013 - 02:13 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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.

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'The Ambassador's New Car' and other lessons from Sina Weibo
By petecranston on 20 Dec 2012 - 20:03 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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!

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Being counter-intuitive in e-diplomacy
By Jovan Kurbalija on 19 Dec 2012 - 12:16 | From the E-diplomacy channel

‘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-diplo

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E-diplomacy Geneva - increasing inclusiveness, engaging publics, working smarter
By petecranston on 13 Dec 2012 - 19:04 | From the E-diplomacy channel

"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.

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Nothing begets success like failure
By petecranston on 10 Dec 2012 - 19:10 | From the E-diplomacy channel

Richard Boly is one of the most consistent and successful innovators in eDiplomacy.

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Social media diplomacy: the rules of engagement
By Andreas Sandre on 3 Dec 2012 - 17:53 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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.

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Innovation in diplomacy: Discovering unknown unknowns
By Jovan Kurbalija on 22 Nov 2012 - 10:54 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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 im

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Nine E-diplomacy Principles, add more......
By Jovan Kurbalija on 21 Nov 2012 - 13:27 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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 laws

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Work life, personal life: unique and separate but sometimes interrelated
By Mary on 21 Nov 2012 - 10:43 | From the E-diplomacy channel

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.

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Standing the test of time
By Mary on 19 Nov 2012 - 10:40 | From the E-diplomacy channel

Diplo's two-day conference - Innovation in Diplomacy - has started in Malta and promises to highlight some very interesting issues over the course of the next two days as it  looks at the interplay between continuity and change in diplomacy.