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...

Telephone Diplomacy: The Perils of the Congratulatory Call ...

November 17, 2016

Following the commentary about Trump's first round of telephone calls with leaders is a remin...

Reconciliation and coexistence: five ideas for Lebanon from Northern Ireland

March 16, 2012

Yesterday, I joined an inspirational conference on reconciliation and coexistence, led by interfa...

BOE, BOYLE AND BOMBS: SMART POWER RULES

May 15, 2015

Watching Alfie Boe belt out Snow Patrol at the VE anniversary got me thinking about smart power. ...

Events & News

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 ...

November 3, 2016

Welcome to Better Angels, a weekly podcast hosted by Sarah B

Each episode is filled with interviews, stories and advice from some of the world’s most in ...

October 18, 2016

Listen to Tom live on BBC 2 Daily Politics

Click here to watch Tom's Soap Box piece and interview with Jo Coburn. Live on air at 12: ...

October 17, 2016

Listen to Tom speak at LSE on 'Post Brexit Diplomacy'

With Britain plunged into uncertainty by the EU referendum, what does this mean for European and ...

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