2021 – Foreign Perception of the US in the Post-COVID World

On March 2, 2021, the sixth installment of the American Academy of Diplomacy’s Texas Tech Ambassadors Forum welcomed Ambassadors Jimmy Kolker, Harry Thomas, and C. Lawrence Greenwood to discuss “Foreign Perception of the US in the Post-COVID World: What is reality? What is myth? And does it matter?” Moderated by Academy President, Ambassador Ronald Neumann, the panelists hosted a public discussion, as well as virtual sessions with Texas Tech faculty, staff, and students, members of the leadership of the Lubbock Independent School district, and about 200 local high school students.

More information about the Forum can be accessed on the Texas Tech Office of International Affairs website here.

Panel Members and Moderator

  • Ambassador Jimmy Kolker — Former Assistant Secretary for Global Affairs at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
  • Ambassador Harry Thomas — Former Ambassador to Zimbabwe (2016-2018), the Philippines (2010-2013) and Bangladesh as well as Director General of the Foreign Service.
  • Ambassador Lawrence Greenwood — Former Ambassador to the Asian Pacific Economic Conference, former Vice President of the Asian Development Bank and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs.
  • Ambassador Ronald Neumann (moderator) — Former Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan and President of the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Media Coverage of the 2021 Texas Tech Ambassadors Forum

American Academy of Diplomacy, Texas Tech Host Annual Ambassadors’ Forum – Texas Tech Today