Please join YPFP for our first Global Diplomacy Series event of 2016 that will be generously hosted by the United Kingdom's Mission to the United Nations on Thursday, March 10th from 6:30 p.m.
The program will explore how social media can support international diplomacy.
Ambassador Peter Wilson will give introductory remarks, which will be followed by a conversation on digital diplomacy with Lorey Campese, Head of Digital at the UK Mission to the UN who will also speak about his personal experience working for the British Foreign Office as a young professional, and Trevor Gowan, Communications Consultant for the UN Secretary-General's Youth Envoy in charge of digital strategy, media relations, and public outreach. Prosecco will be served.
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About the Speakers
Ambassador Peter Wilson
Before joining the UK Mission to the UN as Deputy Permanent Representative, Ambassador Peter Wilson served as Asia Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London where he covered North and South East Asia, and Australasia from November 2010. He also served as Director of Strategy for the FCO in 2010.
Ambassador Wilson’s postings have included service at the British Embassy in Beijing, China where he was Political Counsellor from 2007 to 2010 and Second Secretary, Commercial from 1995 to 1998. He has also been posted as Political Counsellor in Islamabad (2005 to 2006) and ran the European Parliament Team at the UK Representation to the European Union in Brussels from 1999 to 2002.
Ambassador Wilson was a member of the British Trade Commissioner Leon Brittan’s Cabinet in 1999. He was Head of the Strategic Policy Team for the FCO in London (2003 to 2005) and served as an Assistant Desk Officer, European Institutions at the FCO from 1992 to 1993.
He is fluent in Mandarin and French, and speaks some Portuguese, has a Master’s in Public Administration from Harvard’s Kennedy School, and a Bachelor’s in Modern History from Oxford University.
Lorey Campese is the current Head of Digital at the UK Mission to the United Nations where he oversees all aspects of digital engagement and social media. Over the past 7 years he has spearheaded digital campaigns, managing web presences, and implementing creative design work. As a civil society campaigner for Oxfam and Control Arms Lorey orchestrated campaign initiatives on the Arms Trade Treaty, South Sudan, the conflict in Syria, small arms flows, and the global food crisis. During his short tenure in government, Lorey has championed a new approach to digital with an emphasis on making the complex interworkings of the United Nations accessible to a global audience. His work has been featured in Al Jazeera’s The Stream, various magazines, journals, and blogs, and he has been selected twice to the 30 under 30 in Humanitarian Disarmament.
Trevor Gowan is the Communications Consultant for the UN Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth where he directs digital strategy, media relations, and public outreach. He previously worked at Columbia University's Middle East Institute, Mashable.com, the U.S. Mission to the UN, the UN Information Centre in Washington, D.C., and as a volunteer organizer for Barack Obama's 2008 campaign.
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