Diplomatic Studies Roundtable Series



The continuing Diplomatic Studies Roundtable series:

 First Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomatic Dissent,” with John Brady Kiesling, former U.S. Foreign Service Officer, September 20, 2006.

Second Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “France and the U.S. Together in a Transformed World,” with Ambassador Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States, October 16, 2006.

Third Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Public Diplomacy: Its New Variety—From Exchange Programs to Web Chats,” with Janet Garvey, Deputy Coordinator, Bureau of International Information Systems, U.S. Department of State, February 5, 2007.

Fourth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The Changing Austrian Diplomatic Tradition,” with Ambassador Eva Nowotny, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States, February 22, 2007.

Fifth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Shunning! Non-engagement versus Universality of Relations,” with Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Robert Wilhelm Fellow, MIT Center for International Studies, April 18, 2007.

Sixth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Enlargement Diplomacy,” with Dr. Timo Summa, Fellow, Fellows Program, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, and Director, Enlargement Directorate-General, European Commission, November 20, 2007.

Seventh Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “British Public Diplomacy: The Brokered Relationship between Spokespeople, Government and the Media,” with Nick Allan, Press Secretary and Head of News, British Embassy, Washington, D.C., February 25, 2008.

Eighth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomacy and Transition,” with Ambassador Carlos Robles Fraga, Consul General of Spain in Boston, April 4, 2008.

Ninth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “‘Expeditionary Diplomacy’ in the Panjshir Valley,” with Bennett Lowenthal, U.S. Department of State Fellow at the Fletcher School, 2007-2008, previously Director of the Provincial Reconstruction Team, Panjshir Province, Afghanistan, October 6, 2008.

Tenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomacy in Vienna,” with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Neuhold, University of Vienna and Diplomatische Akademie Wien, April 21, 2009.

Eleventh Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Sub-State Diplomacy: The Case of Scotland,” with Lisa Vickers, U.S. Department of State Fellow at the Fletcher School, 2009-2010, previously Principal Officer and Consul at the U.S. Consulate General in Edinburgh, October 27, 2009.

Twelfth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Public Diplomacy at Home,” with Mark McDowell, Director, Public Diplomacy and Domestic Outreach, Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade (DFAIT), Canada, November 16, 2009.

Thirteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Innovation Diplomacy,” with Pascal Marmier, Director of Swissnex/Consul of Switzerland, Boston, and Christoph Ebell, Science and Technology Counselor, Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, D.C., December 3, 2009.

Fourteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The New Arctic Circle,” with Elizabeth Deheza (Diplomatische Akademie Wien M.A.I.S. cand.), Elisa Burchert (Ph.D. cand., University of Heidelberg, and visiting scholar, Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University), and Andreea Zugrava (Fletcher School M.A.L.D. cand.), February 8, 2010.

Fifteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomacy and Global Governance,” with Dr. Thomas Nowotny, former Austrian diplomat and author of Diplomacy and Global Governance: Service in an Age of Worldwide Interdependence (2011), October 7, 2011.

Sixteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Building up Diplomacy from Scratch: Problems, Challenges and Opportunities in Creating a New Diplomatic Service,” with Professor Alisher Faizullaev, Fulbright Scholar at the Fletcher School, Fall 2011, and former Ambassador of Uzbekistan to the United Kingdom, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, the European Union, and NATO, November 4, 2011.

Seventeenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Achieving Unity in the International Community,” with Richard Wright, Director, United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA), Representative Office, New York, and previously Director for Conflict Prevention and Security Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS), Brussels, March 2, 2012.

Eighteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomatic Coordination: The Management of U.S. Relations with Cuba,” with Peter M. Brennan, Coordinator for Cuban Affairs, United States Department of State, April 6, 2012.

Nineteenth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The ‘Art of the Impossible’: The Extraordinary Diplomacy of Philip Habib,” with John Boykin, author of Cursed Is the Peacemaker: The American Diplomat Versus the Israeli General, Beirut 1982 (2002), April 18, 2012.

Twentieth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “From Ben Franklin to Barack Obama: An Illustrated History of American Diplomacy,” with Alan Henrikson, Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History, Director of Diplomatic Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, September 11, 2012.

Twenty-first Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Reward Diplomacy,” with Magda Ismail, Associate Director, Department of Compact Development, Development Division, Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), October 18, 2012.

Twenty-second Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “FDR and Obama’s Foreign Policy,” with David B. Woolner, Senior Fellow and Hyde Park Resident Historian of The Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, November 14, 2012.

Twenty-third Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “EU-US Diplomacy,” with Brice de Schietere, Political Counselor, Delegation of the European Union, Washington, DC, November 26, 2012.

Twenty-fourth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “U.S. Cultural Diplomacy in Japan,” with Mark Davidson, Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, United States Embassy, Tokyo, March 28, 2013.

Twenty-fifth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Policy Planning, Diplomacy and the Transatlantic Relationship,” with Miguel Rodrigues, Member, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State, February 18, 2014.

Twenty-sixth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The Construction of EU Diplomacy,” co-sponsored with the European Affairs Society, with Arnaud Danjean, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Security and Defence Committee, European Parliament, March 3, 2014.

Twenty-seventh Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The Role of Diplomacy in Intractable Conflicts,” with Wolfgang Petritsch, Joseph A. Schumpeter Fellow, Harvard University, and former EU Special Envoy for Kosovo and High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina, March 11, 2014.

Twenty-eighth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The Diplomacy of Consular Protection,” with Daniel Hernández Joseph, Consul General of Mexico, and Liping Xia, Fulbright Research Fellow at the Fletcher School and Professor at the China Foreign Affairs University, April 14, 2014.

Twenty-ninth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Does It Work? Policy, Exchanges, and Evaluation in Public Diplomacy,” with Tania Chomiak-Salvi, Office Director for Policy and Evaluation, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, U.S. Department of State, April 16, 2014.

Thirtieth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “What Do Diplomats Do?” with Sir Brian Barder, KCMG, author of What Diplomats Do: The Life and Work of Diplomats (2014), former British Ambassador to Ethiopia and to Poland, and High Commissioner to Nigeria and to Australia, October 20, 2014.

Thirty-first Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “The Energetic Ambassador: US Diplomacy in the 21st Century,” with Alan Solomont, Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean of the Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, and the United States Ambassador to Spain and Andorra (2009-2013), February 17, 2015.

Thirty-second Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “A new High Representative, a new European Commission—and a new EU Diplomacy that is fit for purpose?” with Stephan Keukeleire, Jean Monnet Professor of European Foreign Policy at the University of Leuven and Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, March 3, 2015.

Thirty-third Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “‘Big Data’ and the ‘Telling Detail’: Training the Diplomat for Significant Observation,” with Alan Henrikson, Lee E. Dirks Professor of Diplomatic History, Director of Diplomatic Studies, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, November 3, 2015.

Thirty-fourth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomacy in the Trenches,” with William Bellis, U.S. Department of State Fellow (2015-2016) at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, previously Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy in Bamako, Mali, November 10, 2015.

Thirty-fifth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “What WikiLeaks Cables Reveal about the Practice of Diplomacy: ‘Disconnect’,” with Mary Thompson-Jones, Faculty Director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations at Northeastern University, formerly Minister Counselor and Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic, November 17, 2015.

Thirty-sixth Diplomatic Studies Roundtable, “Diplomacy as a Reassurance Measure: A View from a Defense Attaché,” with Lieutenant Colonel Geoffrey Wright, U.S. Army War College Fellow at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, previously Army Attaché and then Senior Defense Official/Defense Attaché at the United States Embassy in Tallinn, Estonia, March 1, 2016.