American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News

The focus of American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News is to provide informative entertainment to the listening public from our nations’ diplomatic practitioners. These conversations seek to give listeners a better understanding of the very human dimensions of those serving on the front lines of war, crises and conflict around the world.

Hosted by Ambassador (ret.) Peter Romero and writer and producer Laura Bennett, American Diplomat focuses on conversations with active duty and retired U.S. diplomats. These intimate, lively and informative discussions center on the personal recollections and reflections as they succeed, fail, and enter the fray again to advance our national interests overseas. Discussing what they really think about dealing with foreign leaders, Pete, Laura, and guests reveal their thoughts about dealing with tribal leaders, militias and thugs.

The program is a project of the American Academy of Diplomacy in collaboration with Texas A&M University and the American Foreign Service Association, with additional funding provided by the Delevan Foundation, the Replogle Foundation and the Sisco Family Fund.

“These discussions are like having a dinner party conversation with the most fascinating guests you could possibly invite” – Laura Bennett, Producer


All episodes of American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News can be accessed via the American Diplomat website and on iTunes.


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