I have become an increasingly mesmerized fan of social networking sites like Facebook and vehicles like Twitter in changing and essentially rewiring the “connectivity of people to ideas.”
James Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and successor in that role to Karen Hughes, has also been thinking about networks and technology in how he thinks about facilitating dialogues at home and abroad about violence, self determination, and civic involvement.
Glassman’s talk today at the New America Foundation is titled “Public Diplomacy 2.0“.
We should have called this meeting “Facebook/Twitter Diplomacy”. I will chair the meeting — and it will stream live here between 10:00 am and 11:30 am EST.
For those interested, this may be one of the projects that Glassman discusses. This was sent to me by Columbia Law School professor and former State Department Policy Planning Staff Deputy Director Matthew Waxman.
— Steve Clemons