TPI Replay: American Diplomacy, With William J. Burns

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most recent book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal.

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  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • William J. Burns

Show Notes

Ambassador William J. Burns, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss American diplomacy, international cooperation, and Burns’s most recent book, The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for Its Renewal. (This is a rebroadcast.)

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