Early Career Scholars Debate on Public Diplomacy and Social Media

Click here to register for the debate. On the 7th of December, I will be charing the 3rd Early Career Scholars Debate, a joint event of the ICA Public Diplomacy Interest Group and the ISA International Communication Section. The debate will be held on the 7th of December at 8:00 AM London time, 11:00 AM Moscow time, 6:00 …

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Fear and empathy in international relations: Diplomacy, cyber engagement and Australian foreign policy

Just published in Place Branding and Public Diplomacy Abstract Emotions in international relations, as in human relations, are invisible but leave traces in the policy articulation. Such traces can reveal how emotional interpretations of the environment in which national states operate shape and frame certain policy and strategic choices. Drawing on the concept of the …

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The Australian DFAT Digital Media Strategy and Public Diplomacy listening on social media

On the 5th of December 2016 the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade published the Digital Media Strategy 2016-18. This follows the previous Public Diplomacy Strategy 2014–16 published in 2014 and updated in the last few years. This move has been encouraged by the Minister Julie Bishop -  considered the inventor of the emoji diplomacy …

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Cross-platform communication and Digital Methods: an example

Here's the abstract and the slides of my presentation at the Anzca Conference 2016 in Newcastle. Click here for the slides Cross-platform communication and context: assessing social media engagement in Public Diplomacy Abstract The new computational tools developed in digital methods are really powerful on mapping Twitter conversations related to a particular topic. Nevertheless, there are …

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