Today I’m going to get a rare opportunity. I’m going to get to present to a group of government officials from another country. Ukraine to be exact.
Due to the security of this event I can’t really talk at length about what I’m doing till it’s over, but I was given this little blurb that I can give you:
“Five International Visitors from Ukraine participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP), administered locally by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy (UCCD), are traveling to Utah August 22-25, 2010, to examine “Government Practices in Public Diplomacy.” As part of their professional program, I will be meeting with them to demonstrate new technologies in public diplomacy, including the use of social media outlets, such as Facebook. Despite the Global Financial Crisis, Ukraine has the potential of becoming a major European economy, closely integrated with its neighbors, because of one major industry: IT Outsourcing.”
I can also say that I will be talking about the use of social media in government and how it’s being done here in the U.S. of A. I’m pretty stoked about it and it’s one of those opportunities that don’t come along very often and I just hope I don’t blow it!
Thanks for reading,
Josh “Shua” Peters