Join the Diplomatic Courier and the UN Foundation, in partnership with the Digital Diplomacy Coalition and +SocialGood, at an innovative summit exploring the future of diplomacy.

This 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 @diplocourier and @DigiDiplomats, and #DiplomacySM and #DigitalDiplomacy on Twitter.

22 April, 8:00am to 12:00pm

Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Rotunda
1300 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20004



8:00am  Welcome & Opening Remarks 

Ana C. Rold, Diplomatic Courier

8:15am — Keynote

Ambassador Stuart Holliday, President and CEO of Meridian International Center

8:45am  Panel

Current Trends in Digital Diplomacy

Clara Dominguez, Voice of America

Yvette Rugasaguhunga, Embassy of Rwanda
Jed Shein, Embassy of Israel
Sanna Kangasharju, Embassy of Finland
Haitham Mussawi, Embassy of United Arab Emirates

9:45am  Panel

Constructive Disruption in Diplomacy: Crowdfunding, Impact Investing & Public Private Partnerships

Evan Kraus, APCO Worldwide

Daniella Foster, U.S. Department of State
Andreas Sandre, Embassy of Italy
JR Kerr, Frequency 540
Wayne Scholes, RedTouchMedia

10:45am  Panel

The Digital Diplomacy Coalition Presents
Future of Diplomacy — Digital’s Impact on an Ancient Art

Helen Seidel, Embassy of Australia

Lewis Shepherd, Microsoft
Erlingur Erlingsson, Embassy of Iceland
Paul Lewis, The Guardian

11:30am  Closing Remarks & Adjourn

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