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State and Art of Digital Diplomacy Explored at Monday Forum

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(15 August 2016). The state and art of digital diplomacy is the focus of the next First Monday Forum, set for Monday, 11 September 2017 beginning at 12:00 noon, at American Foreign Service Association in Washington, D.C. (The actual first Monday in September is the Labor Day holiday.)

On the date exactly 16 years after 9-11, the discussion will examine new methods needed to communicate effectively in a digital environment. An expert panel of public diplomacy practitioners and technologists will explore this question:

  • Matt Chessen, Senior Technology Policy Advisor, U.S. Department of State
  • Jennifer Lambert, Deputy Director of Analytics, International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Luke Peterson, Director of Analytics, International Information Programs, U.S. Department of State
  • Lovisa Williams, Digital Strategist, PD’s Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources, U.S. Department of State

Shawn Powers, Executive Director of the U.S. Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, will serve as moderator

Monday forums are a joint project of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy, USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership and Policy, and Public Diplomacy Council, joined for the first time by PDAA, an association of public diplomacy professionals. The event takes place on Monday, 11 September 2017, and begins at 12:00 pm at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E Street NW, Washington DC (Foggy Bottom metro). Sandwiches and refreshments will be served.

The event is free, but advance registrations by e-mail are required: FirstMondayForum.RSVP@gmail.com.

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