I'm involved in three diplomacy projects in 2016. Firstly, a review for the UK government of the UK Foreign Office, which reported in March. This set out recommendations for more agile, purposeful and high impact diplomacy. Second, a report to be ready for the next UN Secretary General, on how digital technology can help the UN face the big global challenges. Thirdly, recommendations on how to counter radicalisation and extremism through stronger communication.
I also teach as a Visiting Professor at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy, focusing on negotiation and peace building, 21st century diplomacy, leadership and strategic communication. http://eda.ac.ae/
For official blogs as HM Ambassador Beirut (2011-15) please click here