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...

A 21st-Century Response to the Refugee Education Crisis

March 9, 2017

  Education is rarely prioritized in humanitarian responses to displacement and crisis. ...

2016 - The New Normal?

December 30, 2016

As you read the predictions for 2017, remember that nobody called 2016. Me neither … I bet...


May 9, 2014

 I joined three events in the last week on power in the digital age. The first was with ...

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 ...