Professor Carment discusses Ottawa’s top digital diplomat being sent to Venezuela ~ Embassy – The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs

Mr. Rowswell is one of Canada’s leading practitioners of digital diplomacy: he oversaw a pilot project last year on direct diplomacy for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development where he helped to establish a communications platform for Iranians and Iranian emigrants to communicate with each other, and occasionally the Canadian government, beyond the reach of that country’s censors.

He said in a phone interview he began promoting the use of digital diplomacy by the government after a break-year studying at Stanford University from 2010 to 2011, during which he researched the way in which activists used digital media to enact political change.

via Professor Carment discusses Ottawa’s top digital diplomat being sent to Venezuela ~ Embassy – The Norman Paterson School of International Affairs.

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