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...

Matchmaking Humanitarians

September 21, 2016

An age of migration is coinciding with an age of mistrust, with the political consequences we see...


May 15, 2015

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

The Global Education Crisis: A New Idea

August 10, 2016

75m young people are not in school, most of them girls. A population larger than Britain'...

Events & News

August 21, 2016

Talking to Stig Abell live on LBC about Syria and the practi

Catch Tom on @LBC with @StigAbell at 5, talking about Syria. Amid despair, here’s one pract ...

August 17, 2016

Top diplomat joins Emirates academy as adviser

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy, the UAE’s international relations training, academic best ...

July 13, 2016

International Advisory Council launches

Fed International - What the UK Can Learn By Looking Worldwide The Federation today laun ...

July 9, 2016

The Foreign Desk: is diplomacy in crisis?

Budgets are being cut, negotiation doesn’t always work and the UN is hamstrung. How can we ...