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Monday, March 11 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
#DigitalDiplomacy: Sweden, Switzerland, UK & US

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If Facebook were a country, it would be the third largest in the world. Social media encourages us to share real-time information with the greatest number of connections, which can inspire real-world action. Governments now realize how this is shaping the future of nations and diplomacy. From Facebook and Twitter to YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, FourSquare, and beyond, how are foreign affairs departments adapting to this new digitally connected world? Moreover, how are embassies, consulates, and diplomats using social technologies for a new era of international relations? In this panel, the governments of Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, and the United States, will unite to share insights on how their federal departments are integrating these new technologies. From cultural diplomacy to foreign policy, hear how these governments are leveraging social media to digitally represent their nations to the world.
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Gabriella Augustsson

Public Diplomacy Press & Communication CounselorEmbassy of Sweden
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James Barbour

Press Secretary & Head of CommunicationsBritish EmbassyForeign policy and media professional. Mostly career Diplomat but with a few other strings to my bow - and always looking for new ones. Currently Press Secretary & Head of Comms at @UKinUSA; previously in London, Cape Town, Moscow... Read More →
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Hillary Brandt

DirectorDepartment of StateHilary is Director of the Office of Innovative Engagement in the Bureau of International Information Programs at the U.S Department of State, where she oversees the development and piloting of new technologies in support of the Department's public diplomacy... Read More →
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Jennifer Charlton

Social Media Strategist, CommunicationsConsulate General of Switzerland in New YorkJennifer Charlton is the Communications Associate for the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York. She was hired in early 2012 to help launch a social media strategy for the Consulate, as part... Read More →

Laura Gritz

Deputy Dir, Office of Innovative EngagementUS Department of State

Monday March 11, 2013 3:30pm - 4:30pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 9ABC

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