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...

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...


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 ...