It is not everyday that you get a chance to speak with one of the most knowledgeable diplomats on the topic of digital communications and multilateralism.

This week I interviewed Alejandro Ramos Cardoso, who is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Mexico in New Zealand, after serving the Mexican government in Germany, US, and Chile.

Early on his diplomatic career he was keen on researching the impact of emerging technologies in communications and foreign relations and how they are shaping foreign policy. He also has published extensively on the subject of digital diplomacy and multilateralism.

We discussed the United Nations Road to Bern prepcons (preparatory conferences), that are being organized by the Swiss government, leading to the World Data Forum that takes place in Bern in October 2020, social media platforms information wars, the uses of technology to enhance diplomatic ties, and the influence of social media strategists when rallying public support for issues at the foundation of transnational peace and security.

His views and comments are a must listen if you work on public affairs and digital communications for international organizations.

He spoke with The UN Brief in his personal capacity, not representing the Mexican government, or the Mexican Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Mr. Cardoso is a Mexican career diplomat since 2005. He holds a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from CIDE, and I has a postgraduate degree in Political Science and Sociology from FLACSO, Argentina. He is currently the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Mexican Embassy, in New Zealand. He is an associate of the Mexican Council on Foreign Relations (COMEXI).

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