In 2016, I started pursuing my career in diplomacy in my home country–Uganda, where I was a thought leader in new media technologies focusing on e-government. At that time, I was interested in learning how the internet is shaping international relations and thus affecting diplomatic ties between developed and developing countries. Digital Diplomacy is an emerging discipline in International Affairs. I founded a bloggers community in Uganda called Top Bloggers Uganda, and I was the organization’s president until August 2020.
Today, I continue to pursue my career in digital diplomacy and international relations. My concentration is on International Development Policy with a focus on U.S.– China relations. I am also researching Africa’s foreign policy and how U.S. – China relations will tremendously determine the future of the African continent for the next 200 years.
At Pennsylvania State University, I have met and interacted with some of the most extraordinary academics in the field of International Relations. Among them are Professor Ambassador Dennis Jett, a former U.S. Ambassador and diplomat whose career in the U.S Foreign service spanned 28 years on three continents. Penn State School of International Affairs is also a highly ranked school of international affairs and a founding member of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs.