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The Future of Diplomacy

This innovative half-day summit will explore the nexus between technology and social media and how they are changing modern diplomacy. These agents of change are acting as constructive disrupters by modernizing systems and by bringing new voices into old ones. The summit will bring together public diplomacy experts, leaders in policy and influencers in global partnerships to discuss best practices and offer engaging insight into the future of diplomacy and global issues.


Follow live on @diplocourier #DiplomacySM #digitaldiplomacy.


Presenting Partners


8:00 AM - 8:15 AM


Ana C. Rold, Diplomatic Courier

8:15 AM - 8:45 AM


Ambassador Stuart Holliday, Meridian International Center

Introduced by Aaron Sherinian, UN Foundation

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM

Panel One

Current Trends in Digital Diplomacy


Yvette Rugasaguhunga, Embassy of Rwanda

Jed Shein, Embassy of Israel

Sanna Kangasharju, Embassy of Finland

Haitham Mussawi, Embassy of United Arab Emirates 

Moderator: Clara Dominguez, Voice of America

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

9:45 AM - 10:30 AM

Panel Two

Constructive Disruption in Diplomacy

Crowdfunding, Impact Investing & Public Private Partnerships 


Daniella Foster, U.S. Department of State

Andreas Sandre, Embassy of Italy

JR Kerr, Frequency 540

Sarah Jones, Sarah Jones LLC

Moderator: Evan Kraus, APCO Worldwide

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM

Networking Break

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM

Panel Three

Future of Diplomacy: Digital’s Impact on an Ancient Art

Lewis Shepherd, Microsoft 

Erlingur Erlingsson, Embassy of Iceland

Paul Lewis, The Guardian

Moderator: Helen Seidel, Embassy of Australia

11:30 AM


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