Digital Diplomacy Forum to Discuss the Role that New Technology Plays in Foreign Policy

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June 6, 2013

Digital Diplomacy Forum to Discuss the Role that New Technology Plays in Foreign Policy

Washington, DC: Via Twitter (#DiplomacySM), Google+, Facebook, and the traditional email, the Diplomatic Courier is pleased to announce the inaugural Digital Diplomacy Forum will be held over breakfast on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. EST at The Rotunda in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Over one hundred participants will discuss how emerging technologies influence, drive, and are affected by foreign policy with these distinguished speakers:

News Advisory

June 6, 2013

Digital Diplomacy Forum to Discuss the Role that New Technology Plays in Foreign Policy

Washington, DC: Via Twitter (#DiplomacySM), Google+, Facebook, and the traditional email, the Diplomatic Courier is pleased to announce the inaugural Digital Diplomacy Forum will be held over breakfast on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 from 8:30 until 11:30 a.m. EST at The Rotunda in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center. Over one hundred participants will discuss how emerging technologies influence, drive, and are affected by foreign policy with these distinguished speakers:

Welcome Remarks by Andrew F. Gelfuso, Director of the Office for Trade Promotion, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center

Introduction by Ana C. Rold, Editor-in-Chief, Diplomatic Courier, @diplocourier

“Nearly two-thirds of the world’s leaders use social media to interact with the public. Those 140 characters have inspired and sustained modern-day revolutions. Social media is changing the art and craft of traditional diplomacy. We are thrilled to launch our Digital Diplomacy Series with such a distinguished panel of professionals who are poised to enhance the ongoing discussion of diplomacy and social media,” a sneak peak of Rold’s remarks. Keynote Remarks: Her Excellency Paula J. Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University’s JFK Belfer Center, @JFKJrForumModerator: Joshua Foust, Washington, DC-Based Freelance Journalist, @joshuafoust

Panelists:

David Darg, Co-Founder, Social News Platform RYOT.org, @daviddarg

Mary Kane, President and CEO, Sister Cities International, @SisterCitiesInt

Evan Kraus, Executive Director, Digital Strategy, APCO Worldwide, @ekraus

Ann Tran, Forbes’ 2013 Top 20 Women Social Media Influencers, @AnnTran_

“Diplomacy is a critical element of any business enterprise, “says Ethan Allen Chairman, President and CEO Farooq Kathwari. ” We wouldn’t still be in business if we couldn’t communicate with each other to work through challenges and find solutions. But the way people communicate is changing, and we need to embrace that. Whether we’re running a business or running a country, we all need to understand the value of dialogue.” @Ethan_Allen

The Diplomatic Courier would like to thank both Ethan Allen and the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center for their kind support of the Digital Diplomacy Forum.

A limited number of seats are still available. RSVP to info@diplomaticourier.org with your full name and affiliation.