Tom Fletcher CMG is the Principal of Hertford College, Oxford University. He is a former UK Ambassador, Visiting Professor at New York University and No 10 Foreign Policy Adviser.

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The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age

The Digital Age will put many industries, ideas and states out of business, and shift power away from governments. It will make it harder to marshall the coalitions needed to confront growing global challenges, from migration to poverty to terrorism. There will be winners and losers. How can diplomacy regain its mojo, and play its part in helping citizens use the superpower at their disposal?

'A diplomatic genius' Gordon Brown (2017)
'A great read from a brilliant diplomat' David Cameron (2017)
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Towards Global Learning

Towards Global Learning Goals is a movement of educators, thinkers, pioneers, policy makers, innovators, parents and learners aiming to support a transformation of global education for the 21st century. 

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Global Tech Panel

A vital part of the new dialogue between governments and tech leaders, the panel is co-chaired by Microsoft President Brad Smith and EU Vice President Federica Mogherini. Tom and other members are looking for practical ways to work together to meet the challenges of the Digital Age.

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Follows Tom's travels from the Beqaa Valley to Silicon Valley to find out why the way we learn is failing to adapt to a rapidly changing world. Tom asks everyone - from prime ministers to tech CEOs to movie stars - how did their education shape their stories and what do the next generation need to learn in order to survive the 21st century?

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The Un Needs you

How Technology Can Help the United Nations Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century. Our suggestions are here - over 60 pages of recommendations and analysis. We have looked at how technology - from artificial intelligence to drones - can ensure that the UN is ready for the Networked Century.

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May 05, 2020
When the pandemic recedes, the world may see the rise of new soft powers
How magnetic are our countries? Soft power has not been – understandably – at the top of our minds during the pandemic. But it has not gone away. This will be a defining period for national identities, as many of us are more attuned to Read More
Tom Fletcher, The National
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