As diplomacy is reshaping itself to better respond to new challenges, new media technologies like Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube have been molded by diplomats, cabinet ministers and their communicators as a way to interact with the public -- at home and abroad -- and to actuate foreign policy priorities. Is Twi-plomacy changing the face of modern diplomacy?
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The conference was organized
by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
of Italy
and the City of Turin in
collaboration with La Stampa.
It is hosted by the International
Training Centre of the
International Labour Organization
in Turin [click here for a map]

  Download here background info on how new media tools interact with diplomacy  
Press clippings and news
Minister Giulio Terzi

Piero Fassino

Alec Ross

Roberto Cota

Mario Calabresi

Lina Ben Mhenni

Giulio Terzi
Minister of Foreign Affairs of Italy
Mario Calabresi
La Stampa
Alec Ross
Senior Advisor for Innovation to the U.S. Secretary of State
Lina Ben Mhenni
Blogger & Activist
Piero Fassino
Mayor of Turin

Giuseppe Manzo
Ministry of Foreign Affairs' Spokesperson
:: Freeland, Chrystia, Statecraft via Twitter, Reuters (also in The New York Time as Way of the World: Blending Governance and Twitter) (April 5, 2012)
:: Slaughter, Anne-Marie, Pivoting to the people, Al Jazeera (March 25, 2012)
:: Hanson, Fergus, Revolution at State: the spread of ediplomacy, Lowy Institute for International Policy (March 2012)
:: Conti, Luca, Il Canale Digitale della Diplomazia, Nova24, Il Sole 24 Ore (July 24, 2011)
:: Various Authors, Social Media Revolutions: All Hype or New Reality, Princeton University (Spring 2011)
:: Ferestein, Gregory, Hillary Clinton's Senior Tech Advisor Talks "Radical" Global Citizenship, Fast Company (April 4, 2011)
:: Ross, Alec, and Scott, Ben, Social media: cause, effect and response, NATO Review (March 22, 2011)
:: Slaughter, Anne-Marie, America's Edge: Power in the Networked Century, Foreign Affairs (January/February 2009)
VIDEO :: Digital Diplomacy: A New Era of Advancing Policy, The Brookings Institution, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (May 17, 2012)
VIDEO :: Revolution at State: the spread of ediplomacy, Lowy Institute for International Policy (March 2012)
VIDEO :: Hanson, Fergus, Internet Freedom and The Future of eDiplomacy: interview to Alec Ross, The Brookings Institution (April 2012)
AUDIO :: Kelemen, Michele, Twitter Diplomacy: State Department 2.0, National Public Radio, NPR (February 21, 2012)
AUDIO :: Smekhov, Vladimir, Diplomacy in the Social Media Age, Radio France Internationa, RFI (February 5, 2012)
VIDEO :: Shirky, Clay, and Slaughter, Anne-Marie, Digital Power: Social Media & Political Change, Council on Foreign Relations, CFR (April 1, 2011)
VIDEO :: Clinton, Hillary, Internet Rights and Wrongs: Choices & Challenges in a Networked World, George Washington University (February 15, 2011) -- download transcript here
VIDEO :: Sreenivasan, Hari, Diplomacy and 21st Century Statecraft: an interview to Alec Ross, PBS Newshour (November 12, 2010)
Twitter Brief on eDiplomacy and Digital Diplomacy in Italy [English - Italiano]
Twitter Remarks by Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi [or click here to access Minister Terzi's slideshow]
Twitter Press clippings [available in Italian only]
Twitter Twiplomacy on Storify: #Twiplomacy: #Italy steps up as a key player in #digitaldiplomacy
Twitter Multimedia: Photo Gallery of the event; Alec Ross' slideshow
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