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"A New Beginning": The Speech Heard (and Facebooked, and Tweeted) 'Round the World

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 9 2009

As the White House is eager to inform us, the ripple effect of President Obama's 55-minute speech called "A New Beginning" delivered last Thursday, June 4th, at Egypt's Cairo University didn't stop that on that ... Read More

When TED Went to State

BY Nancy Scola | Friday, June 5 2009

Video of this week's TED@State talks has yet to pop up, but TED.com editor Emily McManus has helpfully blogged what the State Department was calling the first ever U.S. government-sponsored TED talks. Read More

Texting Diplomacy: Spreading Obama's Cairo Speech, Chunk by Chunk

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, June 4 2009

The forward-thinking State Department provided back-up for President Obama's address from Egypt earlier today by reaching out to foreign audiences where they live: on their cell phones. The State Department set up a ... Read More

21st Century Statecraft: State Dept. Eyes the Challenge of Conducting Diplomacy in "Messy Spaces"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, June 2 2009

As we all know, in international diplomacy a word choice here or there can mean the difference between smooth international engagement and a diplomatic tussle. Now, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has, as we've been ... Read More

On the Absence of Women from the U.S. Tech Delegation to Iraq

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 26 2009

As our Ari Melber noted below, we and other commentators have taken note that Secretary Hillary Clinton's State Department embraced the Internet with gusto -- taking to the web not only as a work tool, but as a potential ... Read More

Clinton Calls on Barnard Grads to Engage in "Digital Diplomacy"

BY Nancy Scola | Tuesday, May 19 2009

The zeal of a convert is perhaps not an inapt phrase to described the passion with which Hillary Clinton has taken to social media since being appointed Secretary of State. Her presidential campaign wasn't known for ... Read More