Virtual Meeting

The Future of U.S. Diplomacy

Thursday, February 18, 2021
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Adjunct Senior Fellow for Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs (2005–2009); @JendayiFrazer

Robert Strausz-Hupé Chair in Geopolitics, Foreign Policy Research Institute; Author, The Good American: The Epic Life of Bob Gersony, The U.S. Government’s Greatest Humanitarian

Former U.S. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs (1997–2000); Former U.S. Ambassador to Russia (1993–1996), India (1992–1993), Israel (1985–1988), El Salvador (1983–1985), Nigeria (1981–1983), Jordan (1974–1978), and the United Nations (1989–1992); CFR Member


Former U.S. Acting Assistant Secretary of Western Hemisphere Affairs (2016–2017); Former U.S. Ambassador to El Salvador (2010–2011; 2012–2015); CFR Member

Panelists discuss how diplomacy can be used to advance U.S. interests, and the function and responsibilities of ambassadors and embassies abroad. 

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