Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her.Elam-Thomas’ memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the US Department of State’s Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making US foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after 42 years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacy presents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world’s heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.The book is published by University of Nebraska Press. The audiobook is published by University Press Audiobooks."An informative, behind-the-scenes look at one black woman's rise through the ranks of the Foreign Service when few others like her were serving as diplomats." (Kirkus)“Essential for any student of America’s international affairs over the past five decades.” (Robert L. Dilenschneider, chairman and founder of the Dilenschneider Group, Inc.)“This captivating, inspiring memoir breathes life into the American dream.” (Ambassador Ruth A. Davis) 1. Language: English. Narrator: Daree Allen Nieves. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/180243/bk_acx0_180243_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An "inside the room" memoir from one of our most distinguished ambassadors who - in a career of service to the country - was sent to some of the most dangerous outposts of American diplomacy. From the wars in the Balkans to the brutality of North Korea to the endless war in Iraq, this is the real life of an American diplomat. Hill was on the front lines in the Balkans at the breakup of Yugoslavia. He takes us from one-on-one meetings with the dictator Milosevic, to Bosnia and Kosovo, to the Dayton conference, where a truce was brokered. Hill draws upon lessons learned as a Peace Corps volunteer in Cameroon early on in his career and details his prodigious experience as a US ambassador. He was the first American Ambassador to Macedonia; Ambassador to Poland, where he also served in the depth of the cold war; Ambassador to South Korea and chief disarmament negotiator in North Korea; and Hillary Clinton's hand-picked Ambassador to Iraq. Hill's account is an adventure story of danger, loss of comrades, high stakes negotiations, and imperfect options. There are fascinating portraits of war criminals (Mladic, Karadzic), of presidents and vice presidents (Clinton, Bush and Cheney, and Obama), of Secretaries of State (Madeleine Albright, Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, and Hillary Clinton), of Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, and of Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and Lawrence Eagleburger. Hill writes bluntly about the bureaucratic warfare in DC and expresses strong criticism of America's aggressive interventions and wars of choice. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Stephen Bowlby. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021383/bk_adbl_021383_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What American president would not relish the thought of his time in office bearing the description “Era of Good Feeling”? That was the title given to the time when President James Monroe occupied the White House. Monroe was a Virginian, like better-known Founding Father Presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, and James Madison. But his destiny was not defined solely by his loyalty to his state. He was an American, assured of a future destined to be grand because he lived in a nation where possibilities were probable. You will read about:A Virginia gentleman An American soldierMonroe at home and abroadA Virginia president The second term And much more!Monroe grew up in the colony of Virginia as the son of a moderately prosperous plantation owner, but his career in service to his nation took him to the battlefields of the Revolutionary War, diplomacy in Europe, the governorship of Virginia, Cabinet posts in Washington D.C., and through it all, America’s future. By establishing the Monroe Doctrine, he warned other nations that trespassing in the Western Hemisphere would be taken as an attack upon the United States. That he made this proclamation at a time when the United States was a mere fledgling compared to the predators of Europe demonstrates his confident audacity in the country he governed. He was a 19th-century believer in the 21st-American century. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Matthew J. Chandler-Smith. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133116/bk_acx0_133116_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Recalling pivotal moments from her dynamic career on the front lines of American diplomacy and foreign policy, Susan E. Rice - national security adviser to President Barack Obama and US ambassador to the United Nations - delivers an inspiring account of a life in service to family and country.Although you may think you know Susan Rice - whose name became synonymous with Benghazi following her Sunday news show appearances after the deadly 2012 terrorist attacks in Libya - in Tough Love, the author reveals the truth of her surprising story with unflinching honesty. Often mischaracterized by political opponents, Rice emerges as neither a villain nor victim but a strong, compassionate leader.Mother, wife, scholar, diplomat, and fierce champion of American interests and values, Rice connects the personal and the professional. Taught early, with tough love, how to compete and excel as an African American woman in settings where people of color are few, Susan shares wisdom learned along the way.Laying bare the family struggles that shaped her early life in Washington, DC, she also examines the ancestral legacies that influenced her. Rice’s elders - immigrants on one side and descendants of slaves on the other - had high expectations that each generation would rise. And rise they did, but not without paying it forward - in uniform and in the pulpit, as educators, community leaders, and public servants.Susan, too, rose rapidly. She served throughout the Clinton administration, becoming one of the nation’s youngest assistant secretaries of state and, later, one of President Obama’s most trusted advisers.Rice provides an insider’s account of some of the most complex issues confronting the United States over three decades, ranging from “Black Hawk Down” in Somalia to the genocide in Rwanda and the East Africa embassy bombings in the late 1990s, to Libya, Syria, a secret channel to Iran, the Ebola epidemic, and the openi 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Rice. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009587/bk_sans_009587_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Foreign Policy Management is a responsibility of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs. To promote and protect their national interests, diplomats operate in a precarious global environment - at times with limited financial, human and technical resources. How effective is foreign policy pursuit without adequate funding? Can staff efficacy and rewards be enhanced? Can career and non-career appointments be balanced? Can professional diplomats be made without relevant training institutions? This book, using a case of Uganda Foreign Service, deals with key issues of staff training, resource adequacy and job performance. The analysis underscores the critical role of professional training, appropriate skills, relevant knowledge, planned growth and balanced career and non-career placements, buttressed by adequate funding, defined national interests and clear foreign policy objectives to enhance professionalism, effectiveness and efficiency. While no professionals can out-perform their training, resources also have significant impact. This book should be especially useful to professionals, practitioners, trainers and students of management, public policy, diplomacy and international relations.
High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Yemelyan Ignatievich Ukraintsev (Russian: , September 12 or 23, 1641 - 1708) was a Russian diplomat and statesman. Ukraintsev started his career in civil service in 1660 as a podyachy ( , hypodiakonos from Greek means "assistant servant") in the Posolsky Prikaz (Diplomacy Department). He served under the supervision of Afanasy Ordin-Nashchokin, which whom he would go on a diplomatic mission to Warsaw in 1662-1663. Ukraintsev took part in signing the Treaty of Andrusovo with Poland in 1667. In 1672-1673, he was sent as an envoy to Sweden, Denmark and the Netherlands, where Ukraintsev conducted negotiations regarding these countries' participation in military campaigns against Turkey. When Artamon Matveev fell into disgrace in 1676, Ukraintsev unofficially took charge of the Posolsky Prikaz. In 1677, he was sent to Warsaw as a second ambassador. In 1679, Ukraintsev met with Hetman Ivan Samoylovych to negotiate joint military action against the Turks. Ironically, he also participated in Samoylovych's deposition during the Crimean campaigns in 1687.
'Richmond... played a significant role in the implementation of the Helsinki accords...[His] account of how this was done is useful and peppered with interesting personal details of what it was like to be involved in the day-to-day implementation of the accords. In this respect and others, Richmond has given us an authoritative report of how public diplomacy contributed to the outcome of the Cold War.' · Journal of Cold War Studies 'The volume is a useful guide for those who are currently or expecting to be practitioners of public diplomacy and Richmond's experience, particularly in Poland and the former Soviet Union, perhaps provide the answers to how the U.S. State Department and its diplomats should confront the problems of global terrorism and anti-Americanism, especially in the Middle East. Or, as someone suggested, what really is needed is more Yale Richmonds.' · The Polish Review '[Richmond] has already contributed a great deal to the history of US public diplomacy through his earlier studies on the practice of dialogue and exchange with the Soviet Union...[and] has now compiled his memoirs into a light-hearted but nonetheless highly engaging volume...[that is] not just an entertaining chronicle of the Cold War, but also a rich source of comment on issues that continue to plague US public diplomacy today.' · Journal of American History 'Richmond's personal account of how public diplomacy was conducted during the Cold War gives the reader a practitioner's perspective on this fascinating period in our history, and underscores public diplomacy's continued importance in the conduct of U.S. foreign policy.' · USC Center on Public Diplomacy 'This short, readable volume is a treasure trove of sound advice wrapped in the recollections of one of America's leading public diplomacy practitioners and top Soviet hands whose lengthy US government career spanned 44 years.' · WhirledView 'instructive book...[is] much more enlightening about down-to-earth public diplomacy than a training manual or abstract academic treatise can ever be...a delightful volume.' · AmericanDiplomacy.org 'This book will be a long-term reference source for researchers looking at Cold War history, as the subject goes through its inevitable revisionist cycles...It documents a critical element in U.S. cold-war relations--the effort to reach out ideologically to Soviet and East European audiences in the face of formidable opposition by Communist regimes in the region. The author was involved in this subject more directly and over a longer period of time than any other U.S. government official.' · Wilson Dizard, author of Inventing Public Diplomacy, and Member of the Public Diplomacy Council 'It is sometimes said that soft power helped to win the Cold War. To find out what it was like to be on the front lines of these battles, read this fascinating memoir.' · Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University and author of Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics Yale Richmond, a retired cultural officer in the US Foreign Service, practiced public diplomacy for thirty years, including postings abroad in Germany, Laos, Poland, Austria (Vienna), and the Soviet Union. A specialist in intercultural communication, his books have been translated and published in China and Korea.
Dame Nita Barrow was a strong force and a life-long champion of justice, community service and human rights. A former Governor General of Barbados, her illustrious career included presidencies in several international organizations and numerous honors and awards for her lifelong commitment. This book examines how this extraordinary Caribbean woman developed her leadership strategies to contribute to social change and shape development policy on national, regional, and international levels. More than a celebration of her achievements, it analyzes Barrow's career as a case study of leadership by black 'Third World' women during the turbulence of the 1930s. The essays examine different aspects of Barrow's career, placing them in historical and social context. Topics include foreign policy, women's leadership, citizen and state, diplomacy, health and nursing, education, and the environment.
Armin Meyer's distinguished career in public service spanned more than thirty tumultuous years of hot and cold war, beginning in World War II with a secret mission to Eritrea. In postwar Foreign Service, he served in Afghanistan, and his twenty-year involvement in the quest for Middle East peace included postings in Baghdad, Beirut, and in Washington, D.C. in the State Department's Near East Bureau, where he dealt with Nasserism, Hawk missiles, and Arab refugees. Meyer served as President Kennedy's ambassador to Beirut, assisting in Lebanon's first peaceful presidential transition; as President Johnson's ambassador to the Shah's Iran, dealing with arms, oil, and the Gulf median line challenges; and as President Nixon's ambassador to Japan where he presided over negotiations for Okinawa's reversion to Japanese administration, which ensured the extension of the U.S.-Japan mutual security treaty, and mellowed the Nixon 'China shock.' He also served as State's first coordinator for combating terrorism. In 'Quiet Diplomacy,' Ambassador Meyer analyzes experiences and lessons learned, and offers valuable guidance for today's diplomacy.