Bachelor of Arts
Social media, Public diplomacy, State department, 21st century statecraft, Diplomacy, Twitter
In the Quadrennial Diplomacy & Development Review (QDDR) issued by the U.S. State Department in 2010, there is a stated commitment to expanding interaction with foreign populations. Through statements made by other officials in various venues, it is clear that social media is seen as having a part in this aim. But how effectively are officials now using social media to connect? Are they managing to achieve "two-way dialogue" or are they underutilizing the medium? This paper attempts to start to answer and analyze this question through a review of the existing literature and theories as well as original research and data collection.
Henry, Owen, ""Twitter Diplomacy": Engagement through Social Media in 21st Century Statecraft" (2012). Honors Papers. 358.