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Sep 18, 2014 // Are you effectively measuring your digital efforts? By what means are you claiming success? These are just a few of questions that frequent the minds of most digital departments of commercial brands and advertising agencies, but seem to arise even more often for those involved on the digital side of national and international policy; an arena typically still working on gaining better digital footing. In fact, embassies, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations can certainly benefit by adapting successful, primary methodology utilized in the commercial world in a few easy steps. However, it all begins with having the proper mindset.

Lauren DeLisa Coleman. September 18, 2014. Are you effectively measuring your digital efforts? By what means are you claiming success?

Jun 13, 2014 // During a recent digital panel discussion among diplomats in Washington, D.C., the word “emojis” came up and perplexed the audience. Emojis are combinations of keyboard characters that form various pictorial representations of mood. Popularly used today by young Technorati, they are indicative of digital culture or “digiculture” around the globe. But whether one speaks of the ubiquitous emoji or the rise of mobile messaging apps or emerging wearable technology, we are only at the beginning of a rapidly changing communication dynamic that says as much about technology as it does about the attitudes and behavior with which it interacts. A very real challenge for most diplomats in 2014 will be to keep abreast of digital behavior and to forecast trends in order to use them more effectively.

Lauren DeLisa Coleman. June 13, 2014.

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Mar 07, 2023 // Space seems far away but technology brings it closer and closer-and the environmental impacts of our activities in space are also starting to hit closer to home. Cleaning Earth's outer atmosphere is just as important as cleaning the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, writes Lauren Lee Hallet.

Lauren Lee Hallet. Photo by. NASA. on. Unsplash. March 7, 2023.

Sep 21, 2012 // The presence of illicit small arms and light weapons (SALW) in Central Africa has dealt a major blow to the stability of human security in Africa. Covertly traded SALW such as AK-47s, rifles, and rocket-propelled grenades have exacerbated existing conflicts and fueled humanitarian atrocities that have been perpetuated through the excessive availability of these weapons and their tendency to fall into the wrong hands. This issue proves particularly prevalent in North Kivu, a mineral-rich province on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The DRC and its century-long history of conflict have given rise to a longstanding resource war for control of the nation’s vast mineral wealth.

Blood Coltan: Guns and Exploitation in North Kivu. BY. Patrick McQuillan. September 21, 2012.

Nov 15, 2019 // The challenge of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is comparing its unethical implications with the technological advancement that it would bring humans.

Lauren Zane. November 15, 2019.

Jan 06, 2020 // The right to protest is under assault in most of the world today, from the most democratic to authoritarian. Protests have become increasingly criminalized by governments and decried as criminal in the press.

Lauren Zane. January 6, 2020. W. hat established the foundations of modern society and how did democratic societies come into being?

Dec 10, 2019 // It is 2030. Everyone around you wears masks. Children cannot go outside to play and there are set times when you can go outside safely. You want to go driving to the nearest supermarket but are unable. The government only permits you to drive on certain days and at certain times. There is no accessible public transportation where you currently live. You watch as the smog in the air condenses around the city and wonder, how did we get here?

Lauren Zane. December 10, 2019. I. t is 2030. Everyone around you wears masks.

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Lauren Zane. December 31, 2019.

Apr 28, 2020 // As COVID-19 spreads, there has been speculation about a new vaccine that could possibly be available next year to help contain the virus. The development of the vaccine has brought back into question if everyone should be inoculated to prevent outbreaks of known infectious diseases. Watching the spread of the pandemic and understanding how unprepared the world is for illness at this magnitude, illustrates vividly the value of vaccinations. Their benefits and history bear repeating, especially today.

Lauren Zane. April 28, 2020.

Apr 28, 2020 // How do we reform a broken democratic system to reflect the modern world and more diverse societies? Is it possible to create a more equitable democratic system that reflects the citizens’ voice? The answer to creating a more equitable democratic system is in the far-off past and in Greek democracy, citizens’ assemblies.

Lauren Zane. April 28, 2020. H. ow do we reform a broken democratic system to reflect the modern world and more diverse societies?

May 24, 2022 // Climate displacement and migration are a real and pressing problem, having already surpassed conflict as the leading cause of internal displacement. Suitability analyses can help ensure relocation is sustainable and just, writes Relocation Analysis Project founder Lauren Boyes.

Lauren Boyes. Thousands Displaced Due to Flooding in Cap-Haïtien, Haiti | UN Photo/Logan Abassi.

May 30, 2017 // The robots aren’t coming—they’re already here. The Oxford English dictionary defines artificial intelligence as “The theory and development...

Lauren Maffeo. robot women in technology background. May 30, 2017. The robots aren’t coming—they’re already here.

Jan 12, 2017 // You would be forgiven for worrying that a robot might steal your job. Entrepreneur Daniel Nadler predicts that between 33 and 50 percent of...

Lauren Maffeo. Crippled person with laptop. Young disabled female surfing on web. Internet technology education disability concept.

Apr 22, 2020 // The past four months have been a case study in successful and failed communications from government leaders as the novel coronavirus turned into a global pandemic. To be sure, the lessons learned today will become instructive tools for our leaders of the future—particularly if pandemics and global crises increase in frequency and reach. So, nearly four months into this pandemic, what have we learned about good communication from our leaders?

Lauren O'Leary. April 22, 2020.

Mar 25, 2012 // Susan Lehrman is no stranger to the Diplomatic community in Washington. A consummate philanthropist and businesswoman, she has also served...

Ambassadors Pamela Harriman and Felix Rohatyn; patron of the arts Virginia Portia Royall Inness-Brown; designer Ralph Lauren; and entertainers

Oct 11, 2022 // Diplomatic Courier and World in 2050, in partnership with Gallup and Cerebral, present the 2022 Wellbeing Forum on October 11, 2022, at Gallup Headquarters in Washington, DC. The meeting follows the theme: “From Surviving to Thriving: Wellbeing for the Individual, Systems, and Society.”

Lauren A. Smith | MD, MPH, Chief Health Equity & Strategy Officer, CDC Foundation. Dr. David Mou | CEO, Cerebral. Dr.

Sep 15, 2012 // On September 11th, a tragic enough day for the U.S., anti-American violence rocked the Middle East, and in the process, U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three staffers were killed in an assault on a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Almost immediately, pent-up election year political vitriol began to fly in the U.S. A U.S. Ambassador had not been killed on duty since 1979, when Jimmy Carter was President, furthering talking points comparing Obama’s foreign policy to Carter’s legacy of failure. GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney launched an attack on Obama for being “soft” on foreign policy, and was in turn roundly criticized by both parties for his politicizing statements so soon after the tragedy. In the mess of all the political sniping, some very real—and dangerous—facts about incidents were overlooked.

Isobel Coleman, Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is among the experts who believe this attack was not a spontaneous one.

Apr 26, 2017 // Presenters: Duane Dickson, Vice Chairman of DeloitteLauren Maffeo, Content Editor (GetApp) of Gartner Digital MarketsAntoinette Poschung, Ma...

Lauren Maffeo. , Content Editor (GetApp) of Gartner Digital Markets.

Feb 18, 2023 // These days smartphones are ubiquitous and indispensable. We are generally aware of their privacy issues, but there is a nexus between state spying and commercial data gathering that threatens to end privacy, writes Joshua Huminski in his review of “Pegasus" by Laurent Richard & Sandrine Rigaud.

nexus between state spying and commercial data gathering that threatens to end privacy, writes Joshua Huminski in his review of “Pegasus" by Laurent

Nov 06, 2013 // After 15 years of one of the African continent's most complex conflicts, the Democratic Republic of Congo is on the path to peace, as the M23, the leading rebel group that has been fighting the government of the country, announced on Tuesday that its troops would disarm.

Kagame then helped Zaire overthrow President Mobuto, and help Laurent Kanila ascend to the presidency.

Dec 13, 2016 // Donald Trump has been lauded for keeping his promise to workers at air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier, keeping at least 800 jobs from goin...

Donald Trump has been lauded for. keeping his promise. to workers at air-conditioner manufacturer Carrier, keeping at least. 800 jobs. from going

Jun 20, 2022 // COVID-19 has decimated the global economy with few areas being harder hit than the travel and tourism sectors. In his review of the WEF’s “Travel and Tourism Development Index” report, Brennan Rose examines the future of tourism.

Lauren Uppink Calderwood, WEF Head of Aviation, Travel and Tourism Industries wrote that countries must invest in building a strong and resilient


at the Center for Transatlantic Relations at SAIS, John Hopkins University "How State & Defense Are Leading the Green Revolution" by Zachary Colman

Mar 08, 2013 // In recent years we have seen a plethora of companies invest or reinvest dollars into a sector that is gaining attention in boardrooms across the globe: the economic empowerment of women. Development experts, including former Secretary Hillary Clinton, Isobel Coleman, Nickolas Kristof, Sheryl Wundunn, and Jeffery Sachs, have been pioneers in connecting women’s economic empowerment to growth trajectories for emerging markets. A recent study from Intel, World Pulse, UN Women, and the U.S. State Department showed that doubling the number of women and girls with access to the web in three years could potentially contribute an estimated $13 to $18 billion to annual GDP across 144 developing countries.

Development experts, including former Secretary Hillary Clinton, Isobel Coleman, Nickolas Kristof, Sheryl Wundunn, and Jeffery Sachs, have been

Jan 24, 2011 // The abolition of former Tunisian President Ben Ali’s despotic regime has galvanized unilateral diplomatic support from the world community,...

Less than 40 days ago, Sarkozy was quick to urge Ivory Coast’s former president Laurent Gbagbo to relinquish his presidency or risk facing stiff

Apr 08, 2021 // The U.S. will take a small step towards an improved diplomatic relationship with Iran when talks concerning the revival of the 2015 nuclear deal begin for the first time since the beginning of the Biden presidency.

From left to right: Foreign ministers/secretaries of state Wang Yi (China), Laurent Fabius (France), Frank-Walter Steinmeier (Germany), Federica

Aug 11, 2012 // The austerity measures recently approved by Jordan’s parliament will put pressure on the Hashemite Kingdom’s ill-equipped private sector to provide jobs. Those decisions will not launch Jordan full swing into the Arab Spring theater—at least not immediately—but they might rattle what has been a fairly mild protest atmosphere. Cuts to the government’s operational spending and a hiring freeze are just two items on a menu of measures to shed $423 million from expenses—not to mention corruption charges hanging over the throne, cabinet, and parliament—that are putting Jordan’s long-term health at stake. Battling the bulging public sector is the right move in the general sense, but it must also be done in the right way. It remains to be seen whether the government has the fortitude to combat endemic corruption in the public sector. If it does so, that could open the door for the underemployed youth, theoretically leading to a much-needed cultural shift in the Jordanian bureaucracy.

Zachary Colman. August 11, 2012.

Mar 18, 2014 // A review of the Council on Foreign Relations’ launch of the Interactive Guide on Child Marriage

Isobel Coleman, CFR senior fellow and director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy initiative, stated that child marriage “for the individual

Dec 12, 2016 // The international community must do more to share the burden placed on primary refugee host countries.On September 2, 2015, the world came t...

A study by psychologists Selcuk Sirin and Lauren Rogers-Sirin shows that these children also have mental health needs to be addressed, with 45%

Aug 26, 2015 // The General Assembly Hall was filled with more than 600 young delegates from diverse backgrounds. Alongside the young leaders of today were...

The Huffington Post; Ravi Karkara. , Strategic Partnership Adviser, Office of the Assistant Secretary-General: Deputy Executive at UN Women; Lauren

Jun 21, 2018 // On 12 June, the governments of Macedonia and Greece announced that they reached an agreement to change the former’s name. This decision come...

“Czechia” as. a moniker, also in 2016).For example, the late President Laurent-Desire Kabila changed Zaire’s name to the Democratic Republic

Jun 13, 2012 // Something strange happened to Barak Zemer in New York City – or rather, did not happen. Hardly a suspicious looking man – 5-foot 7 inches, mid-30s, receding hairline with wispy black hair, slight curvature of the spine and hunch to the shoulders from years of hauling a backpack as a tour guide – Zemer stood outside a shopping mall clutching his signature backpack. A Jerusalemite, it was his first time visiting the United States. He watched people file in and out of the mall. He waited. After two minutes, he finally realized no security guard was going to search his bag. He walked inside. He shopped.

Zachary Colman. June 13, 2012. Something strange happened to Barak Zemer in New York City – or rather, did not happen.

Apr 04, 2011 // Eight years after the bloody civil war that split Côte d’Ivoire in two, hard fought efforts to unify the Government-controlled south and re...

Hopes were promptly dashed, however, when incumbent Laurent Gbagbo refused to cede power following internationally verified results declaring

Jul 04, 2023 // When liberal democracies lose sight of their core values, the institutional checks and balances underpinning their existence deteriorate. Truth and freedom are inextricably linked, so accepting this post-truth climate as acceptable in politics threatens democratic collapse, writes Chris Patten.

Laurent Verdier. from. Pixabay. July 4, 2023.

Jun 01, 2012 // The United States clean energy industry certainly cannot count on Congress these days, but at least it has Ghana. With clean energy momentum stymied on Capitol Hill, Foggy Bottom and Arlington have stepped in to provide some steam for a somewhat floundering industry. The Department of State has struck numerous deals with countries like Ghana to promote clean energy initiatives, which benefits the U.S. firms poised to take advantage of newly liberalized, barren overseas power markets. The Department of Defense, with its deep pockets and a mandate to get 25 percent of its power from clean sources by 2025, also has the tools to emphasize clean energy technology.

Zachary Colman. June 1, 2012.

Jan 04, 2022 // The EU has been a force for making climate change a global priority, but now it faces big political challenges in realizing its own climate ambitions as EU institutions seek to get member nations to adopt policies necessary to cut GHG emissions, writes former French ambassador Laurence Tubiana.

Laurence Tubiana. Photo via Getty Images. January 4, 2022.

May 29, 2014 // The economic growth of a nation, under certain conditions, can lead to a simultaneously expansionist foreign policy designed to ensure the establishment of its commercial and military influence in strategic regions of the globe. The astonishing economic growth that has characterized the Chinese economy over the last two decades will likely continue to have political implications for the economic and geostrategic ambitions of the West, a region carrying huge loads of debt with no long-term resolution of this problem yet in sight.

to the region, in April 2011 France decided to intervene militarily to resolve the political crisis between President Alassane Ouattara and Laurent

Feb 18, 2019 // “Change is constant and everything inconvenient will change,” declared Chris Luebkeman, Global Director of Arup Foresight at last year’s Glo...

Transformation Expert, IT Competence Council of Polish Information Society; Robin Errico, Chief Risk Officer, Diversity and Inclusion, EY; and, Lauren

Dec 30, 2020 // With 70% of the world’s population moving to the urban sphere in the coming decades, innovating in the transportation realm will be paramount. Here we cover the innovations that are transforming this landscape and accelerating us in ways that previous generations only dreamed about.

Laurie Garrow, associate director for the Center for Urban and Regional Air Mobility at Georgia Tech, argues that flying cars will have to undergo

Oct 31, 2021 // On this World Cities Day, we stand at the cusp of a rare opportunity to reinvent how our cities operate as the urban agenda focuses on recovery. COVID-19 has changed humanity, society, and the planet. Back to the old normal is not an option. We have to invest in a different future where we seriously address how we shift our economic order, which is materially expansive, socially divisive, and environmentally hostile. To be successful cities will need to be empowered to operate.

Nathalie Laure Roebbel, Head, Urban Health, Social Determinants of Health. • Susannah Robinson, Technical Officer, World Health Organization.

Jun 15, 2012 // On June 6th, the international NGO Vital Voices presented its annual Global Leadership Awards at Washington, DC's Kennedy Center. An organization renowned for its educational and financial support of female leaders worldwide, Vital Voices celebrated this year’s awards along with the launch of a new book written by the organization’s Global Partnership President and CEO, Alyse Nelson - Vital Voices: The Power of Women Leading Change Around the World. The book’s foreword by Secretary Hilary Clinton, as well as Hilary Clinton’s annual appearance at the Global Leadership Awards, attests to the NGO’s legitimacy and far-reaching potential. Although Secretary Clinton could not make it to this year’s ceremony, her daughter Chelsea Clinton presented an award in her stead, accompanied by other famous activists, journalists, and politicians. The event kicked off on Tuesday evening at the House of Sweden on the Georgetown waterfront, where speakers such as Melanne Verveer, U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, lauded Nelson for her contributions to the organization. During Nelson’s time as President of the Vital Voices Global Partnership, the organization has expanded its network to include over 12,000 women leaders in 44 countries. Ambassador Verveer stated, “I’m very proud of Alyse,” and relayed the story of Nelson’s travels to the 1995 U.N. Conference on Women in Bejing, where she heard Hillary Clinton’s famous declaration, “Women’s rights are human rights, and human rights are women’s rights.” Verveer attested that Nelson “told herself that day she would dedicate the rest of her life to helping women around the world, and she has truly done that.”

Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues, lauded Nelson for her contributions to the organization.