Tuesday, September 15, 2009

John Podesta and James Fallows: Diplomacy 2.0

We ended the first day of the GOV2.0 Summit with a conversation between John Podesta, former Chief of Staff to President Clinton and now President of the Center for American Progress, and James Fallows, esteemed author, journalist, and editor, on the changing nature of diplomacy in an information age. With the rise of networks, and the connectedness of citizens globally to each other, there are new opportunities to adopt social media to share messages and to co-create dialogues with other nations and citizens. This is the ability not just to find broader audiences for our ideas and messages but to also listen and co-create dialogue, raising the possibilities for better lives and collaboration on global problems affecting all of us. Welcome to Diplomacy 2.0, the connection of states, peoples, organizations and institutions to each other for human betterment.