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[Webinar] Twitter: the fastest-growing tool for diplomats

08 March 2013 -


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Twitter has evolved from being the tool of choice for celebrities and Hollywood stars, to being one of the preferred ways of communication for foreign ministers, ambassadors, and diplomats around the world. Join us for our live webinar on Friday, March 8th at 14:00 CET (13:00 GMT) with Andreas Sandre a Press and Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, on Twitter and diplomacy. 

Twitter empowers users at both ends – both the broadcaster as well as the public – and it allows a level of engagement hardly achieved with more traditional tools.


‘Twitter means quick communication & dialogue & easy access to information,’ said EU Ambassador to the USA, João Vale de Almeida, in a tweet.  ‘Very useful and relevant for ambassadors.’

Indeed, in the age of Twitter, diplomacy has been changing and adapting. New tools – and not only Twitter – have emerged. But Twitter seems to be the one foreign policy experts and practitioners prefer to use in their day-to-day activity.

More than a rhetorical device‘, said India Ambassador to the USA, Nirupama Menon Rao, a former Indian Foreign Secretary, in a recent tweet.

Our lecturer Andreas Sandre, author of Twitter for Diplomats and a Press and Public Affairs Officer at the Embassy of Italy in Washington DC, will focus on four areas:

  • Twitter for diplomacy
  • How to communicate and engage using Twitter
  • Twitter for crisis communications
  • Risks and challenges

This webinar is designed to explore how Twitter has evolved to become a key tool for diplomacy.

Please join us for our new Advanced Webinar in E-diplomacy which will be held on Friday, March 8, at 14:00 CET (13:00 GMT).

Registration is now closed.