#DigitalDiplomacy

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September 28, 2012
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John Worne, Director of Corporate HQ for the British Council, blogs about a recent panel debate he took part in about modern diplomacy in a digital age and how we are all potential citizen diplomats.

Kimberley and Okhti in Tunisia. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Kimberley and Okhti in Tunisia. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Kimberley and Okhti in Tunisia. (Image courtesy of the author.)

Kimberley Davidson has a new appreciation for the importance of multi-culturalism after spending a year living in Tunisia through the European Voluntary Service, part of the British Council’s Youth in Action programme.

The CIVICUS Closing Ceremony. (Image credit: Tristan Brand/CIVICUS)

The CIVICUS Closing Ceremony. (Image credit: Tristan Brand/CIVICUS)

The CIVICUS Closing Ceremony. (Image credit: Tristan Brand/CIVICUS)

Riska Mirzalina, a Global Changemaker and social entrepreneur, recently presented a session at CIVICUS World Assembly. Originally from Indonesia, the Denmark resident underscores the value of international collaboration in fostering social enterprise.

Handshake and conferral of diploma. (Image credit: Visit Britain/Eric Nathan)

International students are increasingly looking to earn UK degrees in their home countries through transnational education programmes. (Image credit: Visit Britain/Eric Nathan)

Handshake and conferral of diploma. (Image credit: Visit Britain/Eric Nathan)

Elizabeth Shepherd, British Council research director of education intelligence, explains why international students have become more interested in studying at UK universities -- outside the UK. 

Unlimited Global Alchemy (Image credit: Hamish Roberts)

Unlimited Global Alchemy featured paintings, drawings, sketches, and filmic portraits. (Image credit: Hamish Roberts)

Unlimited Global Alchemy (Image credit: Hamish Roberts)

UK visual artist Rachel Gadsden tells how her chance encounter with the work of an HIV-positive South African artist led her on a life-changing journey that culminated at Unlimited, a festival of new work by deaf and disabled artists during the Paralympic Games. A chance encounter in June 2010 with a ‘body-map’ painting made by