Mon, Dec 14 | Webinar

The Evolution of Crisis - Traditional actors in a changing world: new tools or new conditions?

Session #2 Re-Thinking the Cultural-Digital-Public Diplomacy Triangle during COVID-19 crises - sessions about culture and digitalization in light of New Diplomacies discussion
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The Evolution of Crisis - Traditional actors in a changing world: new tools or new conditions?

Time & Location

Dec 14, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM GMT+2

About the Event

Researchers, diplomats, and practitioners reflect on the digital gap between cultural and public diplomacy.


The digitalization of public diplomacy has transformed how diplomats perceive and communicate with foreign populations. In recent years, foreign ministries and embassies have increasingly employed digital platforms to interact with online publics through social media profiles, virtual worlds, or smartphone applications. Some have referred to these practices as the “new” public diplomacy. In conjunction, cultural institutions have also migrated online to forge ties with online publics and promote culture as a universal language that facilitates dialogue, cross-cultural discourse, and understanding. Following the COVID-19 pandemic, this process has significantly accelerated. This Seminar will investigate how traditional actors employ digital technologies to interact with digital publics ranging from virtual reality to online exhibitions and shed light on whether new digitized tools may overcome the challenges encountered by diplomats online.


Schedule and speakers:

16:00 - 16:50 (GMT+2) Panel

Host: Dr. Ilan Manor, Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group

Dr. Elena-Alina Dolea, Bournemouth University

Mr. Paul Chaine, Chef de service, Château de Versailles

Mr. Ziv Nevo-Kulman, Head of Cultural Diplomacy, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Mr. Jonathan Shor Mandelbaum, Director, the British Council Israel

16:50- 17:15 (GMT+2)  Open discussion led by the host Dr. Ilan Manor


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