At a time when massive international challenges abound, from a global pandemic to armed conflicts to complicated geopolitical rivalries, a competent and effective U.S. diplomatic corps is deeply important. Practitioners of foreign policy and diplomacy from the State and Commerce Departments, the U.S. Agency for International Development, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other U.S. agencies play a crucial role in representing the United States abroad, bridging cultural and national divides and creating a more peaceful world.
At this webinar, co-sponsored by the American Academy of Diplomacy, a group of distinguished former diplomats from three separate U.S. government agencies discussed their careers in diplomacy. They also offered their unique perspectives on global issues as well as advice for those interested in joining the Foreign Service in a question and answer session moderated by Baker Institute Director and Academy member Ambassador Edward Djerejian and American Academy of Diplomacy President Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann.
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1:00 p.m. — Presentation
1:45 p.m. — Q&A
Ambassador Ronald Neumann
President, American Academy of Diplomacy
Ambassador Charles “Chuck” Ford
President, CAF International, L.L.C.; former Director General, United States Foreign Commercial Service; former U.S. Ambassador to Honduras
The Honorable Alonzo Fulgham
Former Acting Administrator, United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Ambassador Tracey Jacobson
Former Acting Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs; former U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kosovo
Ambassador Edward P. Djerejian
Director, Baker Institute for Public Policy