Tom Fletcher CMG is the former UK Ambassador to Lebanon and a Visiting Professor at New York University and the Diplomatic Academy. He campaigns for global education, the UK's creative industries, and the power of social media to create positive change.
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July 31, 2015

Dear Lebanon, Sorry to write again. But I’m leaving your extraordinary country after fo...

Can Business Really Deliver Equality of Opportunity?

May 23, 2017

The noise of a school run is extraordinary. An infectious blast of enthusiasm, camaraderie and pl...


September 24, 2013

I’ve posted on the FCO site on why this year’s UN General Assembly matters for Lebano...

One Hundred Years On: Here’s to the Crazy Ones

April 29, 2014

This month, I attended the reopening of the Anglo-American Cemetery in Beirut, a century aft...

Events & News

January 5, 2017

Listen to Tom on the Today Programme

Sir Robert Cooper, former UK diplomat and European Commission official says there seems to be a & ...

December 6, 2016

Young Arab of the Year Award Goes To ... NYU Abu Dhabi Senio

NYU Abu Dhabi student Dubai Abulhoul has already accomplished more at the age of 20 than many peo ...

November 23, 2016

Emirates Diplomatic Academy celebrates Innovation Week

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s international relations and diplomacy acad ...

November 8, 2016

Listen to Tom on Sarah Brown's Better Angels: Finding Your V

This episode is for anyone who feels they have something important to say, but are nervous about ...