Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group

The Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group is an academic collaborative project that aims to further the study and practice of digital diplomacy.

The group is led by Professor Corneliu Bjola (University of Oxford) working together with Jennifer Cassidy (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford) and Ilan Manor (DPhil candidate, University of Oxford).

The group holds regular talks, workshops and public events with members of the diplomatic community in London and Europe. 

Recent and forthcoming events

  • Images and Online Narratives of International Relations (Oxford, Jan  2017)
  • The Ambassadors’ Forum in partnership with the Cyprus High Commission (March 2017)
  • Digital Diplomacy Strategy: What it is and How it Works, with Australian Embassy in Tel Aviv (April 2017)
  • Digital Diplomacy and Social Network Analysis (EISA workshop, Cardiff, June 2017)
  • Doctoral Conference on Digital & Public Diplomacy in partnership with the USC Center on Public Diplomacy (Oxford, June 2017)
In the media
Corneliu Bjola
Associate Professor of Diplomatic Studies
Jennifer Cassidy
Research Student
Ilan Manor
Research Student
17 Jan, 2017
'Trump’s undiplomatic Twitter diplomacy isn’t a joke – it’s a catastrophic risk'. DPhil Jennifer Cassidy co-authors piece for The Conversation
17 Jan, 2017
'Generous friend or reckless bully: Sushma Swaraj’s Twitter diplomacy is a dangerous tightrope walk'. Corneliu Bjola and Ilan Manor quoted in Quartz on Indian Foreign Minister's twiplomatic controversy over Amazon
09 Feb, 2017
'Why is Denmark creating the world's first digital embassy to deal with Google, Facebook and other technology giants?'. Corneliu Bjola comments for BBC Mundo
07 Apr, 2017
'Diplomacy in the digital age'. Corneliu Bjola interviewed by Lithuanian co-project with The Economist, IQ
22 Apr, 2017
'Re-crafting the Israeli digital narrative'. Corneliu Bjola, Ilan Manor write for Jerusalem Post