ODID researchers co-host workshop on Twitter diplomacy at UN Office in Geneva

02 December, 2016

ODID researchers are co-hosting a workshop for diplomats and scholars to explore the effectiveness of Twitter diplomacy at the UN Office in Geneva on 2 December.

The workshop is co-hosted by the Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations Office in Geneva and ODID’s Digital Diplomacy Research Group.

The workshop will discuss the real and perceived impact of social media in modern diplomacy and international relations.

Many, if not all Ministries of Foreign Affairs, as well as international, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations use social media platforms, to inform and shape the perceptions of online audiences. Considerable human and financial resources are devoted to the use of social media. But how big is “the return on investment”? Is it measurable and what would constitute a base line for such measurement?

Speakers at the event include:

  • Dr Corneliu Bjola, Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies, University of Oxford
  • HE Mr Julian Braithwaite – Ambassador, Permanent Representative of UK
  • Ms Doreen Bogdan-Martin – Chief of ITU’s Strategic Planning and Membership Department
  • Ms Sara Wilbourne, Director of Communications, Article 19
  • Mr Nick Pickles, Senior Public Policy Manager, Twitter, UK (invited)
  • Moderator: Mr. Jovan Kurbalija, Director, Diplo Foundation

You can follow the event on #DigDiploROX.

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