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Beirut Institute Summit - Oct 2019

Panel at the Beirut Institute Summit on challenges for Arab world in 2020s. Short version: there are lots. Mix of anger, fear, hope. Region needs to ‘take back control’, to borrow a slogan. And many answers lie in greater involvement of women and youth than in this photo.

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INSEAD UAE Alumni Leadership Forum - 31 Oct 2019

Thanks Sarah Amiri for an inspiring @INSEAD session on science and leadership. Youngest Science Minister in the world, stereotype defier, glass ceiling smasher, relentless optimist and now taking us all to Mars
 

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Reforming the International Architecture with Helen Clark at the Dubai Future Foundation - 5 NOV 2019

Lively session with brilliant Former PM Helen Clark learning from her leadership in government and at UN. 
 
The key seems to be to keep your feet on the ground, not mince your words, and stay connected to those you are there to serve.
 

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Helen Clark joins Tom at EDA - 17 Nov 2019

Helen Clark at EDA (17 Nov 2019) talking to diplomats from around the world about how to overcome challenges to peace & sustainable development.

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My Year with Helen - Film Screening at EDA - 8 May 2018

Fascinating discussion and inspirational for future diplomats (and, ahem, those of us less young). 

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My Year with Helen - Film Screening at EDA - 8 May 2018

Masterclass on leadership, commitment and global service.

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Meeting the world's first Minister for AI in the UAE - 3 May 2018

Witness to a piece of history as the world’s first Minister for Artificial Intelligence @OmarSAlolama meets world’s first Tech Ambassador @DKTechAmb. Creative sparks flew.

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Tom in Iceland talking to the MFA about The Future of Diplomacy - 16 March 2018

The smartphone is a #superpower that gives us the right means to engage more efficiently with a larger audience says @TFletcher
 
Photo credit: MFA Iceland

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EDA Class "Preparing for 21st Century Diplomacy"

The course, now in its second year, kicked off with an exercise on Soft Power.

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The Naked Diplomat in Brussels

The discerning Waterstones Brussels bucks the downward trend in UK/Brussels relations.

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Silver Torch Community Day with the UAE Diplomatic Community (cont'd) - 28.02.17

Tom with Dr. Adnan Pachachi, Al Bloom & Eric Hilgerndorf.

Photo credit: Photo House

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Silver Torch Community Day with the UAE Diplomatic Community - 28.02.17

Dr. Adnan Pachachi, former Minister of State, Member of the Executive Council and representative to the UN, talks to Tom about the early beginnings of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the UAE.

Photo credit: Photo House

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ODI event - 24.03.17

'Diplomacy in a changing world' - Tom joins journalist Samira Ahmed in conversation.

Photo credit: Patrick Gorman

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A book signing ceremony of @TFletcher

Dubai Communication Forum - 12.03.17

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The Naked Diplomat - paperback

Excited that first copy of Naked Diplomat paperback has arrived. It is very red, and will hopefully be very read. *ducks*

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#Futuredkplomacy - Tom delivering a keynote

MFA hosting Tom in Copenhagen at 'The Future Foreign Service' Conference. 

Photo credit: Bjarke Ørsted

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#Futuredkplomacy - 2

MFA hosting Tom in Copenhagen at 'The Future Foreign Service' Conference. 

Photo credit: Bjarke Ørsted

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#FutureDKplomacy

MFA hosting Tom in Copenhagen at 'The Future Foreign Service' Conference. 

Photo credit: Bjarke Ørsted

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Ed Vaizey's hamster, scamper - in Tatler

Impressed by @edvaizey's hamster's reading habits.

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Tom speaking at the dfatconf16, Dublin

Fascinating fireside chat between Tom & SG Niall Burgess on the Future of the Foreign Ministry looking at how foreign ministries of the future can best use new technologies & social media

 

 

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The Times Literary Supplement - 3 June Edition

Featuring Digital Diplomacy by Tom Fletcher 

Front cover credit: Axel Scheffler

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Hosting event with Nobel Peace Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi

Kailash Satyarthi joined GBC-Ed's breakfast in New York in 2015.

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With HRH Prince Charles and Lebanese Mufti, 2014

The Lebanese mufti visited the UK to promote coexistence. Prince Charles impressed him with his knowledge of Islamic theology.

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Tom with PM Zapatero at EDA

Great debate with PM Zapatero @ Dip Academy 19/04/16. He gave masterclass in creative communication and open diplomacy.

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Meeting with President Higgins of Ireland, 2015

During the President's visit to Middle East. Ireland plays a crucial role in UN peacekeeping on the Southern border of Lebanon.

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Opening UK/Lebanon Tech Hub, 2015

With the brilliant Central Bank Governor, Riad Salameh. The hub is now generating the ideas that we don't yet understand but we will find we cannot live without. 

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Tom with Lebanese Education Minister Elias Bou Saab, 2014

At a school now more than half Syrian refugees. EBS pulled together the international effort to respond to this huge challenge.

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Supporting the Lebanese Army, 2015

Supporting the Lebanese Army's effort to protect its borders, 2015. Part of UK's Backing Stability programme.

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Visiting Lebanese border troops, 2015

Visiting the Lebanese army working to keep ISIL out of Lebanon, 2015, backed by UK kit and training.

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Tom and Paul Wood at Harvard University, 2015

With BBC journalist Paul Wood at a discussion of Syria at Harvard University, 2015. Paul was one of the journalists who best captured the unraveling of Syria.

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Future of the FCO

Hosting a discussion on the future of the FCO in the Locarno Suite at the Foreign Office, as part of the 2016 review.

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