How Twitter, Instagram and other Social Media are Transforming Diplomacy

The Summer issue of USC's Trojan Family Magazine features an article about Jay Wang and CPD's digital diplomacy expertise.

Diplomacy — the way governments and countries build and manage relationships — is rapidly changing to keep up with technology. “Diplomacy isn’t just state-to-state now,” says Jay Wang, director of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy. “Technology enables you to connect to a much larger global audience.” By reaching a broader audience, digital diplomacy can allow for more-informed debates and policymaking, according to Wang. Now, ambassadors or State Department staffers can get reactions in real time and connect directly to the public through digital tool like Twitter. This type of digital diplomacy work is critical, he adds, because good diplomacy is “about whether we trust each other and have good faith in other people’s cultures.”

To read the full story, visit the magazine's website here

For another USC News story about how CPD is equipping the next generation of public diplomats with digital tools, click here.


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