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Jared Cohen Exits State, Enters Google

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, September 8 2010

It's official: the State Department's Jared Cohen, closely identified with the idea of "21st Century Statecraft," is indeed leaving the department's Policy Planning staff to head up a new "think/do ... Read More

Egypt's Wired Activists Redefine Victory

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 30 2010

NPR's Deborah Amos has an intriguing look inside Egypt. The first wave of bloggers and online activists are often funneling their frustration -- an often oppressive government is still in power, despite the existence of ... Read More

State's Jared Cohen Reportedly Bound for Google "Think Tank"

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, August 16 2010

Photo credit: Center for American Progress Fortune seems to confirm, kinda, a rumor that has been floating around technology and politics space for some time now: the State Department's Read More

Digital Diplomacy Isn't a Choice

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, August 4 2010

NDN's Sam duPont argues in Foreign Policy that "digital diplomacy" is really just a pragmatic approach to engaging in the world that as it is: Read More

State Department Sets Out to Figure Out Mobile Money

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 23 2010

As part of its ongoing quest to figure out how it might apply modern technologies to the world's toughest problems, the U.S. State Department will bring together its employees, outside government staffers, and other ... Read More

Three Days in Colombia: What U.S. Digital Diplomacy Looks Like on the Ground

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 16 2010

As part of a State Department "technology delegation" to Colombia this week, American technologists and State Department staffers visited Escuela Marina Orth. Read More

State Dept's Latest "Tech Del" Heads to Bogotá

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, July 13 2010

The State Department's latest "tech del" trip is a 3-day mission to Bogotá, Colombia. Read More

State Dept. Guides Staff on Being Diplomatic Online

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, July 12 2010

The U.S. State Department in Washington DC; photo by NCinDC Read More

Headed West to Twitter, Katie Stanton Reflects on Washington

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, July 9 2010

Stanton on a State Department trip to China in May, led by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. (To Stanton's left is Under Secretary of State Robert Hormats.) Read More

Clinton's Advice to Israel for Making It in the New Media Age

BY Nancy Scola | Monday, March 22 2010

Politico's Ben Smith picks up on an intriguing and seemingly ad-libbed passage in Secretary Clinton's speech to AIPAC this morning. It has to do with the futility of attempting to exert hard control Israel's image in the ... Read More