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Diplomacy and Development

Diplomacy & Development: Fixing Civilian Staff Tools

The World Affairs Councils of America is sponsoring an Engage America Speaker Series on Diplomacy and Development: Fixing Civilian Staff Tools in collaboration with the American Academy of Diplomacy featuring speakers from the AAD network of former ambassadors and other former senior government officials.  The program focuses on the need to build and educate the combined force of civilians working across the US government to lead in these times of sweeping change.  The Department of State's First Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR): Leading Through Civilian Power, which provides a strategic plan for how we can do better in Development and Diplomacy, clearly supports this recommendation. 


Schedule of Events 2012


May 17, 2012: Peoria World Affairs Council 

Speaker:  Ambassador W. Robert Pearson


May 24, 2012: Cleveland Council on World Affairs

Speaker:  Ambassador Kenneth Brill


June 18, 2012: World Affairs Council of Inland Southern California

Speaker: Ambassador Barbara Bodine


July 25, 2012: WorldDenver

Speaker:  Ambassador Robert M. Beecroft


July 19, 2012: International Relations Council (Kansas City)

Speaker:  Ambassador Tibor Nagy


Date/Speakers TBD:

Alaska World Affairs Council

World Affairs Council of Charlotte

Colorado Springs World Affairs Council




National Conference

Speaker Series

America's Diplomats Program Series

Iran Nuclear

Qatar Sand Sea and Sky


Cover to Cover

Know Now


1918 Society

Leadership Missions

Hot Topics

Student/Teacher Education Programs

Academic WorldQuest 2017-2018

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1918 Society Members

Carlson & The Carlson Family Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of New York


The Claremont Group

The Coca-Cola Company

Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) 


Delegation of the European Union to the United States

Eden Hall Foundation


Foreign Policy Association

The Gambrinus Company

Global Ties U.S.

Goldman Sachs


The Holmes Organisation

Johnson + Sterling

Mr. Michael Phillip


Orbital ATK

Rational Middle Energy Series


Rosetta Stone


Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center  

Thomson Reuters

Tomassian, Throckmorton & Inouye LLP

Turkish Cultural Foundation