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Modern American Diplomacy

Sep 15, 2021

Amb. Bill Taylor -- our first political appointee as a guest -- discusses Ukraine, impeachment, "irregular channels," public diplomacy, the nature of conflict, Afghanistan, foreign assistance and being an interagency team player. *Brought to you as part of an Una Chapman Cox Foundation project on American diplomacy and...


Aug 31, 2021

Amb. Roberta Jacobson talks about reestablishing U.S. ties with Cuba, becoming America’s first female and civil servant ambassador to Mexico, forging a path during her 31-year career in the Department, and dealing with populist leaders. 
 
Ambassador Jacobson also discusses reestablishing diplomatic ties with Cuba,...


Aug 13, 2021

Ambassador Lino Gutierrez served as an Ambassador to Argentina as well as to Nicaragua, and as Acting Assistant Secretary of the Western Hemisphere Affairs Bureau. He is the Executive Director of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation, which also supports this podcast. In this episode, Ambassador Gutierrez discusses...


Jul 22, 2021

Tim "Timmy" Davis is an active duty Foreign Service Officer and career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  In this episode, Tim shares lessons learned on leadership, beginning with his experience as a U.S. Marine.  He also discusses how to develop strong teams, instill a work ethic, promote selflessness, encourage...


Jun 5, 2021

Ambassador Chris Hill discusses growing up in the foreign service, service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Cameroon, and formative experiences working with Secretary Eagleburger and Amb. Holbrooke.

Ambassador Hill also discusses leading Six-Party talks with N. Korea, his ambassadorship in Iraq, and the importance of...