“American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News”


The mission of American Diplomat is to provide informative entertainment to the listening public from our nations’ diplomatic practitioners. The conversations with this elite cadre of career diplomats give the listener a better understanding of the very human dimensions of those serving on the front lines of war, crises, and conflict around the world.




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About the Show

Ambassador (retired) Pete Romero and Ms. Laura Bennett host podcasts featuring conversations with active duty and retired U.S. diplomats. These intimate, lively, and informative conversations center on personal recollections and reflections… the stories of diplomats, as they succeed, fail, and enter the fray again to advance U.S. national interests overseas. They discuss what they really think about dealing with foreign leaders and reveal their thoughts about dealing with tribal leaders, militias and thugs.  

A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy