digital diplomacy

Many who speak Q’eqchi never learned to read or write it. And even if they did, it’s Spanish that’s the lingua franca at colleges, employers, and any other opportunity for economic growth. In turn, the nonprofit Choice Humanitarian–backed by Microsoft’s Edge team and the agency Pixel Lab–has launched a pilot program called Accent to teach 18 women from Chulac, Guatemala, how to read and speak Spanish.

Ilan Manor on the historical relationship between diplomacy and technology, and how it can help a world in crisis.

Ilan Manor explains why "post-reality" is the most important digital diplomacy concept of the moment.

A co-authored textbook on international diplomacy, a paper on ethics in digital diplomacy, a Doctoral Conference in Oxford, and more. 

When dealing with the Trump administration, China should pay attention to several factors. First, China should get to know Trump's political ambitions, and establish contacts with his core team. China should strengthen the role of non-governmental actors in public diplomacy, and improve Sino-US public diplomacy by using think tanks to effectively control conflicts. Last but not the least, China needs to enhance social media communication and promote international discourse.

Donald Trump, by Gage Skidmore

What can public diplomacy learn from Trump's playbook?

Medvedev, by En.Kremlin.ru

As digital communications become more emotionally-charged, digital emotional intelligence is crucial.

This week's PD News roundup looks at the use of technology in public diplomacy

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