Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SPECIAL LECTURE: Digital Diplomacy by Jonathan Henick

American Center Moscow

Jonathan HenickThursday, March 17th at 6:30p.m. 
We are honored to welcome visiting Senior Foreign Service Officer for the U.S. Department of State, Jonathan Henick, who will present about digital diplomacy.
As information communication technologies have expanded over the decades, the field of diplomacy has changed with them as well. Digital diplomacy has emerged as an incredible tool in public diplomacy, allowing nations to engage directly with foreign publics in ways never imagined before. Whether it’s corresponding via Twitter or Facebook or participating in live video stream events, digital diplomacy is critical to the success of longterm relations between nations.
As Principal Deputy Coordinator for International Information Programs in Washington, D.C., Jonathan Henick is one of the leading diplomats in the U.S. Department of State that oversees innovative ways to expand digital diplomacy between countries. He served previously as the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director for Press and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau for South and Central Asian Affairs, where he was responsible for the conduct of U.S. public diplomacy in 13 countries, including Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. He has also served overseas as the Counselor for Public Affairs in Turkey and was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Timor-Leste. Originally from New York, he speaks Russian, Portuguese, Turkish and Azerbaijani, and holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from the University of Hawai’i and a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.
Join us for a unique and fascinating opportunity to meet a member of Senior Foreign Service and learn much more about the current state of U.S. diplomacy.
Thursday, March 17th at 6:30p.m. 

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