Lessons of Diplomacy: An Event in Memory of Richard C. Holbrooke

Lessons of Diplomacy: An Event in Memory of Richard C. Holbrooke

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Diplomacy and International Institutions

This special event was held in memory of the late Richard C. Holbrooke, former board director and longtime member of CFR. Panelists discussed the lessons of diplomacy learned from U.S. engagement in Vietnam, Bosnia, and Afghanistan, three areas Ambassador Holbrooke worked on and cared deeply about.

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