Digital Cooperation via Multi Stakeholder Diplomacy

Co-hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in the United States

On October 24, 2018, CPD and the Embassy of Sweden in Washington, D.C. jointly hosted a program at the House of Sweden to explore collaborations between the business sector and public diplomacy to shape the digital future.

CPD Advisory Board member Fadi Chehadé from the U.N. Secretary-General's High Panel on Digital Cooperation joined other experts for a conversation on how digital innovation is re-writing the rules of our economy and society, and its implications for the future of business-diplomatic partnerships. 

Particular focus was placed on discussing effective frameworks for advancing digital cooperation through multi-stakeholder diplomacy, and identifying the required organizational capabilities and partnership mechanisms for future success.

This event was held in partnership with the Digital Diplomacy Coalition.

The program featured a variety of speakers: 

  • Fadi Chehadé, CPD Board Member; Member of U.N. Secretary-General's High Panel on Digital Cooperation; Partner, ABRY Partners
  • Jacob Poushter, Senior Researcher, Pew Research Center
  • Daniel Sepulveda, VP for Global Government Relations, MediaMath (moderator)
  • Anthony Shop, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Social Driver and Chairman, National Digital Roundtable
  • Moira Whelan, Founding Partner, BlueDot Strategies and Digital Diplomacy Coalition Board Member


Full Event Video
Watch the discussion on how digital innovation is re-writing the rules of our society, and its implications for the future of business-diplomatic partnerships.

Gov & Tech Collaborative Learnings
Daniel Sepulveda of MediaMath discusses what people in government and technology can learn from each other.

Tech & PD: A New Frontier
Anthony Shop of Social Driver shares why he's excited about technology and public diplomacy professionals coming together.

How Big Tech Is Like Government
Peter Fatelnig of the European Union, expresses how big tech companies and governments face the same citizen challenge.


Trust in Times of Digital Innovation Fadi Chehadé talks about diminishing public trust in technology and new possibilities for horizontal models of digital cooperation.

Public Opinion in the Digital Era Jacob Poushter discusses trending views on media and technology around the world.


Below, please find Jacob's Pew data presentation, "Trust in the Digital Era."

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