Post Brexit Diplomacy [Audio]
Speaker(s): Tom Fletcher | With Britain plunged into uncertainty by the EU referendum, what does this mean for European and global diplomacy? Is citizen empowerment making it easier or harder to govern? And how can we ensure that diplomacy is part of the answer to the challenges of the 21st century, and not part of the problem? Tom Fletcher CMG (@TFletcher) is a Visiting Professor of International Relations at New York University, and Senior Advisor to the Director General at the Emirates Diplomatic Academy. He was British Ambassador to Lebanon (2011-15), and the Downing Street foreign policy adviser to three Prime Ministers, (2007-11). He is an Honorary Fellow of Oxford University, and the Global Strategy Director for the Global Business Coalition for Education, which seeks to harness private sector efforts to get 59 million children into school. He blogs as the Naked Diplomat, and chairs the International Advisory Council of the Creative Industries Federation, promoting Britain's most dynamic and magnetic sector overseas. Tom has recently led a review of British diplomacy for the UK Foreign Office, and is currently working on a report on the future of the United Nations for the next UN Secretary General. His book entitled Naked Diplomacy: Power and Statecraft in the Digital Age was published in June 2016. Nicholas Kitchen (@NickKitchen1) is Assistant Professorial Research Fellow in the United States Centre at LSE, and was the Executive Director of the LSE Diplomacy Commission. Keep up to date with what Brexit means for the UK and the wider world at LSE Brexit blog (@lsebrexitvote).