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The UN Brief interviewed technology investor Bill Tai to speak about impact investing, and the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

We also spoke about the UN Joint SDG Fund, and the upcoming event that will take place parallel to the UN General Assembly with the participation of Lisa Kurbiel, Director of the Joint SDG Fund, and David Rubenstein, founder and Co-Executive Chairman of Carlyle.

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Bill Tai

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Interview with Diplomat Alejandro R. Cardoso

Maya Plentz interviews Mr. Alejandro Ramos Cardoso, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Mexico, New Zealand, to discuss digital diplomacy, and the ways that it has changed foreign policy.

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Interview with Swiss Ambassador Jurg Lauber

Interview with Ambassador Jurg Lauber, Permanent Representative of Switzerland at the UN Office in Geneva, and Chair of the UN Open Ended Working Group for Cybersecurity. We spoke about the OEWG mandate to define the directions to create a framework to establish international technical cooperation.

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The Science of Digital Diplomacy

Maya Plentz interviews Professor Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Professor at the Political Science Department at the University of Copenghagen, on her most recent research, the pervasiveness of digital tools and how they impact the way diplomats communicate, and the tidal of change brought by social media to foreign policy.

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Interview with John Wilbanks on the UN World Data Forum

Interview with John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, SAGE Bionetworks, on the Road to Bern event organized by the Swiss Confederation. In cooperation with the United Nations, the Swiss Confederation is organising the United Nations World Data Forum 2020 (UNWDF), to be held from 18 to 21 October 2020.

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Interview with Joel Nielsen on Virtual Leadership Training at the UNHCR

Maya Plentz interviews Joel Nielsen, Chief of Leadership Development at United Nations Agency for Refugees (UNHCR), on how an innovation mindset is critical for managers, diversity and inclusion, how UNHCR is adapting its leadership programs to the virtual world, his career in the private sector as well as the UN, and the UNHCR Innovation Lab.

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