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Tom Fletcher CMG 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 fo ...more

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“Increasingly, it matters less what a prime minister or diplomat says is ‘our policy’ on an issue – it matters what the users of Google, Facebook or Twitter decide that it is. Set-piece”
Tom Fletcher, The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age

“Benjamin Franklin put it at a time of similiar uncertainty: “those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.”
Tom Fletcher, The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age

“Facebook and Twitter didn’t create our desire to connect. Our desire to connect created Facebook and Twitter.”
Tom Fletcher, The Naked Diplomat: Understanding Power and Politics in the Digital Age

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