Ilan Manor is a Dphil candidate at the Department of International Development. His research focuses on the use of digital diplomacy in times of geo-political crises. Manor is a founding member of the Oxford Digital Diplomacy Research Group, a research collective that investigates the manner in which digitalization has influenced the conduct of diplomacy. Over the past two years, Manor has published a series of academic articles relating to digital diplomacy in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, Global Affairs, Place Branding and Public Diplomacy and The Cambridge Review of International Affairs. His monograph on digital diplomacy was published as part of Brill’s Research Perspective in Diplomacy and Foreign Policy. In addition, Manor has contributed op-eds to the Jerusalem Post and Haaretz Newspapers as well as the websites of Global Policy, the USC Centre on Public Diplomacy and International Affairs. His essays on the digital society have appeared in both newspapers and academic journals.
In 2017, Manor organized a series of workshops and conferences on digital diplomacy including a lecture series for London based diplomats, workshops for diplomats stationed at the UN headquarters in Geneva and New York, a week of lectures for the diplomatic community in Tokyo and Israel’s first and second digital diplomacy conferences which were attended by diplomats and academics from more than 30.
During 2017 Manor also received a $10,000 grant to research the use of digital diplomacy to fracture echo-chambers of hate online. Manor is also part of a research project, funded by the John Fell Fund, which explores how online content shaped access to information during the Brexit referendum. Manor has recently been commissioned to author a book on the digitalization of public diplomacy which shall be published by Palgrave Macmillan at the beginning of 2018.
Manor’s blog on digital diplomacy is read by more than 40,000 individuals each year and is listed on the syllabus of diplomacy courses at Science Po, Boston University and Harvard University.
According to his Twitter profile, Manor is also an eternal pessimist, a relentless carnivore and the inventor of the ashtray.