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2016 – Diplomatic Challenges for the Next Administration

The American Academy of Diplomacy and The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello

The next US administration will confront a tumultuous world full of formidable diplomatic challenges. Any American response is complicated by the differing interests of parties and states whose cooperation is essential to finding solutions. Defending and further promoting our interests while also promoting our values-which sustain our country as well as our allies and friends-will be the core diplomatic challenge for the new president.

2016  –  Diplomatic Challenges for the Next Administration

The keynote address was delivered by Ambassador Barbara Bodine, Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Diplomacy and concurrent Director of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. Prior to joining Georgetown University, she taught on US diplomacy in the Persian Gulf region, including Iraq and Yemen, for seven years at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

Keynote Speaker

About the Panelists





Ronald E.


Robert Mason


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