PRACTICING TWENTY-FIRST-CENTURY DIPLOMACY: A CONVERSATION WITH AMBASSADOR DERECK J. HOGAN - What are the key practices and tools, including technology, that diplomats must harness to capably exercise diplomacy in the twenty-first century? The world is in a new, more contested era, marked by a return of great power rivalry, the emergence of the new technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, and the rise of other important developments. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine initiated the most devastating war in Europe in decades. The United States must practice diplomacy effectively to navigate this new era; however, insufficient attention has been paid to how new developments in the global order have affected the nature of diplomacy. How has diplomacy changed in recent years and decades? How can the United States exercise diplomacy effectively, and integrate it with other tools of statecraft, amid a major war in Europe?
Earlier in 2022, the Scowcroft Center published an issue brief related to this subject. “Twenty-first-century diplomacy: Strengthening US diplomacy for the challenges of today and tomorrow” considers how the context of diplomacy has evolved and offers suggestions for how US diplomacy can begin to adapt for the twenty-first century. This issue brief is co-authored by Jeffrey Cimmino and Amanda Rothschild.
This event and the issue brief on twenty-first century diplomacy were sponsored by Dataminr.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE: 12/06/22