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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SO…YALLA, BYE

July 31, 2015

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

You Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone …

January 19, 2017

In my adult lifetime, US Presidencies have each been eight years, and so they bookend periods...

New Technology for Old Challenges: Innovation and Development

February 19, 2015

The Syria conflict has created the biggest refugee crisis in modern history – imagine every...

OPTIMISM, TECHNOLOGY AND (CITIZEN) DIPLOMACY

December 16, 2014

At this time of December, I always write a paper on how we can help get Lebanon through the comin...

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 ...

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