Who would want to be a diplomat?

Antony Funnell, Karin Zsivanovits (Producer), Caitlin Byrne (Performer), Philip Seib (Performer), Stuart Murray (Performer), Rory Medcalf (Performer)

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Modern communication platforms are testing the bounds of diplomacy.
Backroom manoeuvrings are giving way to public forums. And carefully laid plans can come unstuck with a single tweet.
It’s a cause of concern and a challenge. Diplomatic ranks are scrambling to adjust.
Part TWO of our look at the future of diplomacy.


Professor Caitlin Byrne – Director, Griffith Asia Institute, Griffith University

Professor Philip Seib – Professor of Public Diplomacy and International Relations, University of California

Associate Professor Stuart Murray – International Relations, Bond University and Fellow of the Academy of Sport, Edinburgh University

Professor Rory Medcalf – Head of the national Security College, Australian National University
Original languageEnglish
PublisherFuture Tense - ABC Radio National
Media of outputOnline
Size29:07 min
Publication statusPublished - 20 Jan 2019

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    Funnell, A. (Author), Zsivanovits, K. (Producer), Byrne, C. (Performer), Seib, P. (Performer), Murray, S. (Performer), & Medcalf, R. (Performer). (2019). Who would want to be a diplomat?. Digital or Visual Products, Future Tense - ABC Radio National. https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/futuretense/summer-diplomacy-2/10222326