About the Author:
Dr. Ilan Manor is a digital diplomacy scholar and a lecturer at Tel Aviv University and Ben Gurion University of the Negev. Between 2019 and 2021 Manor was a Visiting Fellow at the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy. In 2021 Manor received the Azrieli Post-Doctoral Fellowship. He attained his PhD from the University of Oxford. His thesis explored the manner in which nations portray adversaries on official digital diplomacy channels during times of crises (See CV).
Manor’s co-edited book, Public Diplomacy and the Politics of Uncertainty, was published in 2021 by Palgrave Macmillan. In 2019, Manor’s book The Digitalization of Public Diplomacy was published by Palgrave Macmillan (see here). Manor’s research on Selfie Diplomacy, or the manner in which nations use social media in nation branding activities, appears in the recently published Digital Diplomacy: Theory and Practice (Routledge). In 2016, Manor published a monograph on digital diplomacy titled “Are we there yet? Have MFAs Realized the Potential of Digital Diplomacy?” The monograph includes an in-depth analysis of the digital activities of four foreign ministries: Israel, Poland, Finland and Norway. More recently, Manor has contributed digital diplomacy papers to International Studies Review, Media War & Conflict, The American Behavioral Scientist, Global Policy, Policy & Internet, Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Global Affairs and the Cambridge Review of International Affairs. A recent paper, which re-examines America’s Selfie in the age of Donald Trump, was published in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy. More recently Manor has co-edited a special issue dedicated to the digitalization of public diplomacy (available in Spanish & English).
Current research projects include The Digital Diplomacy Handbook to be published in 2022 by Oxford University Press, a cross-national evaluation of digital diplomacy practices during Covid-19 an analysis of diplomats’ use of messaging applications such as WhatsApp. He is a contributor to the University of Southern California Center on Public Diplomacy Blog and the Jerusalem Post, Haaretz, Jewish Daily Forward and Times of Israel newspapers as well as the +972online magazine .