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Diplomacy in a World of Transnational Crisis

Speaker: Various
Date: September 14, 2020
Time: 6:00pm

This forum will examine large-scale policy and diplomacy implications of transnational issues, such as COVID-19.

Keynote address
Ambassador Thomas Pickering, who served as an ambassador under six U.S. presidents in a distinguished diplomatic career spanning five decades.

Opening remarks
Ambassador Ronald Neumann, president of the AAD and former U.S. ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan

Discussion Panelists
+ Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, president and CEO of the Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) and former U.S. ambassador to South Korea

+ Dr. J. Stephen Morrison, senior vice president and director of the Global Health Policy Center at the Center for Strategic and International Studies

+ Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs and chief global officer at UNC-Chapel Hill and retired U.S. ambassador

The American Academy of Diplomacy is an independent, non-profit association of over 300 former senior US ambassadors and high-level government officials who have served with distinction in international affairs. The Academy’s mission is to strengthen American diplomacy through outreach programs, awards, podcasts, research, and public discussions, like the Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum.

This programming is organized by the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill, with support from the Sisco Family Charitable Fund. Additional support provided by the UNC-Chapel Hill College of Arts and Sciences, including the African Studies Center, Carolina Asia Center; Center for the Middle East and Islamic Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies; Curriculum in Global Studies; Curriculum in Peace, War, and Defense; Department of Public Policy; Institute for the Study of the Americas; Study Abroad Office and the Global Research Institute.

For more information visit the UNC Global Page

Co-sponsored the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs and the American Academy of Diplomacy

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