Ambassador Duncan flew all the way from London to Los Angeles to make this amazing presentation. He discusses the state of digital diplomacy, public diplomacy, as well as provides an international view of social media. Everyone at Gov 2.0 L.A. is grateful to him for making the trip.

John Duncan is British Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament. He was born in Dundee, Scotland, and brought up in Kenya, East Africa and England. He is a graduate from Keele University (UK) and the Université de la Sorbonne, Paris. He has been a Foreign Service officer for 30 years serving in London and in Albania, Belgium (NATO) France, Sudan and at the UN in Geneva. He has also served with the NATO Military and with the UK Overseas Development Administration (now DfID) and as a Director for UK Trade and Investment. He has twice served on the personal staff of senior Political and Military figures, first for The UK Minister for Overseas Development and Africa, Baroness Chalker, and later as British International Affairs advisor to US Generals Wesley Clark and General Joseph Ralston, the NATO Supreme Allied Commanders Europe (SACEUR). John was awarded the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 1993, the NATO Kosovo medal in 2001, and received the US Army Outstanding Civilian Service medal for his work in the Kosovo conflict.

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