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December 5

17:00
Registration

Welcoming Reception


18:30
Conference Opening

Noam Katz, Deputy Director General for Public Diplomacy, Israel MFA


18:45
Social Networks and Elections - Insights from the Inside

Adam Sharp, Former Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter (2010-2016), Sharp Things



Moderator: DJ Schneeweiss, Director, Digital Diplomacy, Israel MFA


December 6

09:00
Opening Remarks

Yuval Rotem, Director General, Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs


09:15
Session I – Digital Diplomacy Overview

Panel - Digital Diplomacy Overview – Trends and Insights

Jian Wang, Director, USC Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD)

Matthias Lufkens, Burson-Marsteller, Lead Author, Twiplomacy

Moderator: Ilan Manor, Oxford University Digital Diplomacy Research Group


10:30
Session I – Digital Diplomacy Overview

"Mirror, Mirror on the Wall…" – Ranking Digital Diplomacy

Gökhan Yücel, Director, Diplomacy.Live


11:15
Session II - Algorithms and Diplomacy

The Dynamics of Influence in the Age of Algorithms

Prof. Karine Nahon, President, Israel Internet Association

Learning to Speak in Code – The Israeli Experience

Elad Ratson, Special Advisor, Algorithmic Diplomacy, Israel MFA

 


14:00
Session III – The Weaponized Web - Challenge and Response

Panel I – Tools for Addressing Online Hate Speech, Radicalization and Manipulation

Ida Eklund Lindwall, EU East StratCom Task Force

Sven Hughes, Founder, Global Influence

Moderator: Yoav Adler, Head of R&D, Israel MFA


15:30
Session III – The Weaponized Web - Challenge and Response

Panel II – Governments and the Internet Platforms

Dr. Melissa Sayiner, Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, Germany

Erika Thompson, Head, Private Sector Engagement, Global Coalition Against Daesh  Communications Cell, UK FCO

Noam Katz, Deputy Director General for Public Diplomacy, Israel MFA

Moderator: Prof. Karine Nahon, President, Israel Internet Association


December 7

09:00
Session IV - From "Digital Diplomacy" to "Diplomacy for the Digital Era"

Conceptual Frameworks for Developing Professional Doctrine 

Corneliu Bjola, Oxford University

 


10:45
Diplomacy in the Information Age, Opportunities and Threats

Graham Nelson and John-Paul Corcoran, Open Source Unit, Cyber and National Security Capabilities Department, FCO


11:30
Session IV - From "Digital Diplomacy" to "Diplomacy for the Digital Era"

Government Voices in the Digital Content Ecosystem

Ory Rinat, Chief Digital Officer, The White House, in conversation with Jay Wang


13:15
Closing Address

 

Using Algorithms to Reach Targeted Audiences Worldwide

Eldad Maniv, President and COO, Taboola

 


14:00
Session V - The Road Ahead

Discussion - Building Global Capacities to Address Shared Challenges | Formulation of Conference Conclusions

  • Finding the right balance between stakeholder interests (governments–citizens-companies)
  • Tools for closer international contact and coordination

 

Moderator: Noam Katz, Deputy Director General for Pubic Diplomacy, Israel MFA