For centuries, embassies had a monopoly when it came to transmitting information from one country to another. But with the advent of new means of communication, international relations are no longer the exclusive province of diplomats. Social networks have become important channels of information in which many different influences play out in foreign affairs, allowing non-state actors to become involved in the communication between states.
What are the consequences of the digital revolution on diplomacy and related geopolitical challenges? Has cyberspace altered international relations? What, today, is the role of traditional diplomacy in foreign policy? Are expectations of transparency in government decision-making and widespread communication positive developments for diplomacy? How does public opinion shape diplomatic action?
The Embassy of France is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion event on May 21, which will be moderated by:
John Hudson - Diplomacy and National Security Staff Writer for The Washington Post
Moira Whelan- Partner at BlueDot Strategies and Leader of the Digital Diplomacy Coalition team in Washington D.C. Former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy at the US State Department
Priya Doshi - Professor of Public Relations at American University School of Communication
(More speakers will be announced soon)
Program of the evening:
6 pm - 6:45 pm: Panel discussion
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm: Q&A
Free registration HERE