New podcast on Foreign Office arms control work

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In the new audio series, British Ambassador John Duncan will discuss both his work as British Ambassador for Multilateral Arms Control and Disarmament and the role of social media in diplomacy.

John Duncan has been a Foreign Office blogger on arms control since 2007 and has over 1600 followers on Twitter. The podcast will expand on his blog, providing the opportunity for listeners to hear discussions with opinion formers and fellow diplomats.

John Duncan said:

“I hope the podcast will bring the world of arms control work to a larger audience in an accessible and informal way. I meet an enormous number of fascinating people in my role and the conversations in the podcast will give listeners a first hand account of a business that traditionally takes place behind closed doors.”

John Duncan will be delivering a speech on his work as an Ambassador using social media at the Gov2.0 camp event in Los Angeles on 12 February.