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French Series - DI[GI]PLOMACY

French Series - DI[GI]PLOMACY


This event is organized by the Press and Communication Office of the Embassy of France.
The consequences of the digital revolution on diplomacy and related geopolitical challenges

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WHAT: French Series - DI[GI]PLOMACY

WHEN: Tuesday, May 21, 2019 – 6:00pm - 7:30pm

WHERE: La Maison Française – 4101 Reservoir Rd, NW - Washington, D.C. - 20007

PRICE: Free admission

RESERVATION: Online registration required on Eventbrite

ADD. INFOS: Every attendee must be registered under his/her name. Valid ID required. No parking inside the embassy.

For centuries, embassies had a monopoly when it came to transmitting information from one country to another. But with the advent of new means of communication, international relations are no longer the exclusive province of diplomats. Social networks have become important channels of information in which many different influences play out in foreign affairs, allowing non-state actors to become involved in the communication between states.

What are the consequences of the digital revolution on diplomacy and related geopolitical challenges? Has cyberspace altered international relations? What, today, is the role of traditional diplomacy in foreign policy? Are expectations of transparency in government decision-making and widespread communication positive developments for diplomacy? How does public opinion shape diplomatic action?

The Embassy of France is pleased to invite you to our next French Series panel discussion event which will be moderated by:

  • John Hudson - National Security Reporter at The Washington Post


  • Moira Whelan - Founding Partner of BlueDot Strategies and Leader of the Digital Diplomacy Coalition team in Washington, D.C.; former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy at the U.S. State Department
  • Priya Doshi - Professorial Lecturer of Public Relations at American University School of Communication
  • James Barbour - Former Head of the Press and Public Diplomacy Section of the Delegation of the European Union in Washington D.C.

Program of the evening

  • 6:00pm - 6:45pm: Panel discussion
  • 6:45pm - 7:30pm: Q&A session
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