Tom Fletcher CMG is the former UK Ambassador to Lebanon and a Visiting Professor at New York University and the Diplomatic Academy. He campaigns for global education, the UK's creative industries, and the power of social media to create positive change.
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July 31, 2015

Dear Lebanon, Sorry to write again. But I’m leaving your extraordinary country after fo...

If diplomacy did not exist, we would need to invent it

June 26, 2017

We now face a century of change like no other in history. Technology will transform how we meet o...

You Don’t Know What You Got Till It’s Gone …

January 19, 2017

In my adult lifetime, US Presidencies have each been eight years, and so they bookend periods...

Tolerating the Intolerable: Syria, Four Years On

March 12, 2015

On the first anniversary of the Syria conflict, I wrote about the staggering impact it ...

Events & News

January 5, 2017

Listen to Tom on the Today Programme

Sir Robert Cooper, former UK diplomat and European Commission official says there seems to be a & ...

December 6, 2016

Young Arab of the Year Award Goes To ... NYU Abu Dhabi Senio

NYU Abu Dhabi student Dubai Abulhoul has already accomplished more at the age of 20 than many peo ...

November 23, 2016

Emirates Diplomatic Academy celebrates Innovation Week

The Emirates Diplomatic Academy (EDA), the UAE’s international relations and diplomacy acad ...

November 8, 2016

Listen to Tom on Sarah Brown's Better Angels: Finding Your V

This episode is for anyone who feels they have something important to say, but are nervous about ...