Lawrence Manzi

Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Rwanda

"While we may be focused on disruptions of the core aspects of diplomacy, like one-on-one or other physical meetings, there are other shifts that may not be as visible, but are essential in diplomacy, like “the norms and protocols,” shaking hands, exchanging business cards the importance of all these practices to advance diplomacy cannot be overlooked.

As Foreign Missions, the current increasing openness to virtual settings provides a great path to be innovative in the way we do public diplomacy, and it gives us immeasurable reach to new audiences and resourceful speakers that would normally be hard or expensive to invite."

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