Digital Diplomacy

March 10, 2018 Co-hosted by Wits African Centre for the Study of the USA (ACSUS) and Centre on Public Diplomacy (CPD), University of Southern California (USC) Report of Part I of the Proceedings Gloria Ooko and Bob Wekesa Appreciation to Bongiwe Tutu for video

Bob Wekesa In Africa, the United States of America is a well-known country – rights! Most Americas can point out the location of Africa on the world map – right! Well, not quite! Ask any average African what the name Wyoming

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‘Digital diplomacy’, also referred to as virtual diplomacy, e-diplomacy, and cyber diplomacy, is the intersection of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) and diplomatic practice. In the 21st century, digital diplomacy has grown to become a major interdisciplinary area for both

Diplomacy practised by Information and Communication Technology (ICT) platforms and capabilities has grown exponentially over the short duration of the COVID-19 pandemic. In part, this is because digital technologies were already rising in importance as avenues for the conduct of

It is difficult to talk of the COVID-19 pandemic in positive terms. But, as a growing number of analysts have noted, the crisis provides silver linings as underlying problems are exposed and pathways for resolving them considered. It would be a waste of

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One of the major series of events in South Africa in 2018 was the commemoration of the centennial of Nelson Mandela’s birth. At the peak of the event, former US president Barack Obama delivered the sixteenth annual Nelson Mandela lecture

The concept and practice of digital diplomacy, also referred to as virtual diplomacy, e-diplomacy, mobile diplomacy, cyber diplomacy, and networked diplomacy, was already becoming standard practice before the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic. The measures implemented globally to contain the