Crisis Communication, Crisis Management & Digital Diplomacy

Crisis Communication as Crisis Management  Crisis communication may be regarded as a field of inquiry that has benefited from numerous disciplines including international relations, diplomacy studies, psychology and communication studies. While each discipline focuses on a specific facet of crisis communication, all are in consensus that a crisis represents a major challenge to governments. This... Continue Reading →

On Social Media Information Dominance

Last week, the University of Southern California’s Centre on Pubic Diplomacy published a blog post by Mark Dillen titled "Battle of the Bots". In this post, Dillen cites a  recent study which found that a large majority of Tweets originating from Russia were in fact written by automated Bots who may serve two purposes: cluttering... Continue Reading →

#AskNetanyahu- A Wasted Opportunity?

Scholars of digital diplomacy often criticize diplomats for not realizing the potential of social media to stimulate conversation with online publics. Indeed I have often advocated the use of Twitter, Facebook and other platforms for conversing with online publics that are opinionated, well informed and clamoring to be heard. One method of stimulating conversations between... Continue Reading →

Digital #Diaspora Diplomacy

Over the past three weeks, I have published posts concerning issues that arose during Israel’s 1st Digital Diplomacy Conference held earlier this year in Tel Aviv. This week’s post will be the last in this series and will deal the issue of using digital tools for diaspora diplomacy. New Patterns of Migration? The 21st century... Continue Reading →

Digital Diplomacy in the Age of Algorithms

Last week I published the first in a series of posts dealing with issues that arose in the recent Digital Diplomacy Conference held in Tel Aviv. While last week I blogged about digital diplomacy that is targeted at domestic populations, this week's post will deal with another issue that arouse at the conference- diplomacy in... Continue Reading →

Is Digital Diplomacy Really Domestic Diplomacy?

On the 30-31 of March of 2016, the Israeli Foreign Ministry and the University of Tel Aviv co-hosted Israel's first digital diplomacy conference. Alongside representatives from 20 foreign ministries, and leading academics from the fields of communication, international relations and diplomacy, we endeavored to further investigate the term "digital diplomacy". Over the next few weeks,... Continue Reading →

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