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...

If diplomacy did not exist, we would need to invent it

June 26, 2017

We now face a century of change like no other in history. Technology will transform how we meet o...

DEATH BY A THOUSAND CUTS: THE CAUTIONARY TALE OF SHEN WEIQIN

October 6, 2013

Shen Weiqin was Diplomatic Adviser to Emperor Qin Er Shi during the Qin dynasty. It was probably ...

Will the World Offer 1m Syrian Pupils The Pen or the Sword?

May 11, 2016

I was back in Jordan and Beirut last week, as part of a visit to four countries in four days to p...

Events & News

August 23, 2017

Tom on the Today Programme

A senior General in the Syrian Arab army has told the BBC his forces are some 60 miles away from ...

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 ...

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