Today, the Aspen Institute hosts a discussion on "digital statecraft" at its Washington, DC, office at DuPont Circle. Digital Statecraft: Media, Broadcasting, and the Internet as Instruments of Public Diplomacy in the Middle East will feature Walter Isaacson, President and CEO of the Aspen Institute and Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors; Eli Khoury, CEO of Quantum Communications, a leading advertising and communications firm in the Middle East; and Duncan MacInnes, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) in the Office of the Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
The topic is "the use of social and digital media as a tool to promote a vibrant civil society in the Middle East" and will include "insights and lessons learned from their extensive experience in the media sector and the region."
The event will be webcast and archived on the Aspen Institute's website. Lunch will also be served.
Date: today, Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Time: 12p - 1p
RSVP is requested: call 202-736-2526 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Everybody's Diplomacy, my article on digital diplomacy in PDiN Monitor, a publication of the USC Center on Public Diplomacy at the Annenberg School.
- The BBG's Honeymoon: All Work and No Play, my op-ed at Layalina.tv on what the BBG must to in the coming months, including adapting to the age of social media.
- The world of Wikileaks Part 2: A means of evaluating Public Diplomacy by Ali Fisher on Wikileaks as a model of public diplomacy analysis.