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International Careers Series

  • 24 Oct 2022
  • 1:30 PM
  • Arizona State University, COOR Hall (L1-88), 976 S Forest Mall, Tempe, AZ 85287


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About the Program

More than Trending: A Conversation with a (Official) Digital Diplomat

Matt Jacobs, a Public Affairs Specialist at the U.S. Department of State and an ASU alumnus, will discuss the importance of digital diplomacy - a critical but often misunderstood driver of global discourse and decision-making. He’ll illustrate why the digital information economy and social media can both enhance or endanger democratic societies, and how the actions of public institutions can determine that outcome.

Part public square, part dumpster fire - entirely part of a process necessary to building democratic resilience. He’ll also discuss how he went from frequenting punk dives to formulating public diplomacy, and how diverse and non-traditional passions are vital to the future of public service.


Complimentary for PCFR Members & ASU Students



Monday, October 24, 2022

1:30 PM MST



Arizona State University

COOR Hall (L1-88)

976 S Forest Mall, Tempe


Matt Jacobs

U.S. Department of State

Matt Jacobs is the Senior Digital Coordinator for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. He serves as the chief digital communications strategist and is charged with modernizing and standardizing the Bureau's approach to 21st century statecraft. He founded the European Digital Diplomacy Exchange, an intergovernmental network committed to increasing members’ collective capacities to implement strategic digital communications. He holds an MA from the Elliott School of International Affairs at The George Washington University and a BA from the School of Politics and Global Studies at Arizona State University, and is a Boren Scholar as well as an alumni of the Melikian Center's Critical Language Institute.

Exploring Leading Foreign Policy Issues


PCFR is dedicated to growing Arizona’s global prominence by providing forums that explore critical foreign policy issues and build enduring international connections.


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