Corneliu Bjola: Public Lecture “Digital Diplomacy: Shaping International Affairs One Tweet At A Time” - 2017 03 02

Public lecture by assoc. prof. Corneliu Bjola “Digital Diplomacy: Shaping International Affairs one Tweet at a time”.

Institute of International Relations and Political Science of Vilnius University (IIRPS VU) together with Ministry for Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania (MFA) invited the public to a lecture by associate professor in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford Corneliu Bjola on topic “Digital Diplomacy: Shaping International Affairs one Tweet at  a time”. 

Event took place on Thursday, 2 March at 5 p.m. at IIRPS VU.

Digital diplomacy, also referred to as eDiplomacy, has been defined as the use of the Internet and new information communication technologies to help achieve diplomatic objectives. Once again social media, and especially Twitter, became „the topic“ after Donald Trump has been elected as a President of the United States of America. 

In his lecture assoc. prof. Corneliu Bjola provided a general overview of the contributions and limitations of digital diplomacy. 

Lecture and brief Q&A session was moderated by dr. Nerijus Maliukevičius (IIRPS VU).


Corneliu Bjola is Associate Professor in Diplomatic Studies at the University of Oxford. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Toronto in 2007 and was a research fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2000), Visiting Fellow at the Australian Defense Force Academy (2012) and China Foreign Affairs University (2016). Bjola's research interests lie at the intersection of diplomatic studies, negotiation theory, international ethics, and crisis management. His current research focuses on the structural and normative conditions by which digital technologies inform, regulate, and constrain foreign policy. 


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