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Digital Diplomacy & Embassy Engagement

April 30th from 11:30-2:30, DACOR Bacon House

This May, the world gets a bit smaller as foreign embassies in Washington, DC open their doors (literally!) for an up close and personal view into their chanceries and ambassadorial residences. From Passport DC and the EU Open House to the celebrated Embassy Chef Challenge - over 80 embassies will be participating in these notable events, offering ample opportunities for cultural and business connections. As embassies endeavor to share their culture and national brand, social media plays an increasingly essential role in public diplomacy. And with a constant mandate of informing, engaging and creating new relevant connections, digital diplomacy presents opportunities and challenges -each requiring thoughtful strategies. Join us for a timely and informed look at digital diplomacy best practices and gain insight into today's global statecraft.

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Courage to Change the Narrative:Women's Voices from Fragile Statesand Why They Matter

May 2nd at 9:00-10:00am, United Nations Foundation

This will be a conversation led by Ambassador Melanne Verveer of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security. Panelists will discuss the challenges that women face in fragile states, and some areas where women are taking the lead in reconciliation; what happens to girls and women as the most vulnerable and often most neglected victims in conflict afflicted states; and why telling these stories is so important and how we can make sure others see and hear these stories. This event is co-hosted by the UN Foundation, RefugePoint, International Women's Media Foundation, and The Fund for Peace. Breakfast will be available at 8:30.

The event will feature: Ambassador Melanne Verveer -Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security with:

 Krista Hendry, The Fund for Peace

 Amy Slaughter & Yar Ayuel, RefugePoint

Molly McCluskey, IWMF Reporting Fellow

To RSVP, email events@unfoundation.org.