Events

Top 10 Virtual Programs
A Year Online: Our 10 Favorite Virtual Events of the Past Year
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We asked our team to select their ten favorite online programs that we’ve hosted over the past year during the pandemic. From the history of America’s first diplomat to exploring some of the biggest issues that modern diplomats are tackling around the world, you’ll learn more about the crucial role that diplomacy has played in…

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A Hero of U.S. Diplomacy: Dr. Ralph J. Bunche (1904-1971)
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Dr. Ralph J. Bunche was a pioneering African American diplomat who shaped some of the most remarkable moments in the twentieth century.  Dr. Ralph Bunche as a civil rights activist Born in the era of segregation and Jim Crow, Dr. Bunche spent his life engaged as a civil rights activist in the United States while…

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The Great Seal
Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal
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On October 20, the National Museum of America Diplomacy (NMAD) hosted another Diplomacy Classroom program, this time looking at the Great Seal of the United States. The seal is impressed upon thousands of official documents such as treaties and commissions each year.  NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann and Education Director Lauren Fischer discussed the…

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Hispanic Diplomats Diplomacy After Hours
Diplomacy After Hours: A Candid Conversation with Hispanic Diplomats
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On October 14, in commemoration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the National Museum of American Diplomacy co-hosted its Diplomacy After Hours Program with the Hispanic Employees Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies and R/PPR’s Diversity and Inclusion Council. The program featured the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, Next Level Hip Hop Cultural Ambassador Pinqy Ring, Senior…

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2+4 = Unity: NMAD Celebrates the 30th anniversary of German Reunification
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On October 3, 1990,  the Treaty on the Final Settlement with Respect to Germany, known in diplomatic parlance as the “Two Plus Four Agreement” was signed in Moscow. This treaty paved the way for the reunification of Germany, the nation having been divided into east and west following the 1945 Potsdam Agreement at the end…

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Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Protocol
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On September 23, 2020, former Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Marshall and current Chief of Protocol The Honorable Cam Henderson joined NMAD director Mary Kane in a discussion on the importance of protocol to diplomacy. They discussed the evolution of the Office of the Chief of Protocol since its establishment in 1928 under James Clement…

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Foreign Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home
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On September 22, NMAD hosted the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) for a special Diplomacy Classroom. The program, “Foreign Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home” highlighted the work and experiences of foreign service officers during the current pandemic. NMAD Director Mary Kane and AFSA President Ambassador Eric Rubin opened the panel and introduced the…

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Announcing the Winners of ImpactHack2020!
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On September 15, 2020, NMAD held an online awards ceremony, broadcast over its website and social media accounts, to recognize the winners of the ImpactHack2020, a contest that helped develop future museum exhibits.  This hackathon was a way to work closely with the public to develop ideas for two future museum exhibits: Interactive World Map:…

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NMAD Pivots to Online Programming
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NMAD continues to reach students and educators virtually! We have started a new, online biweekly series aimed at educators and students called Diplomacy Classroom. Every other Tuesday at 1pm, NMAD education and curatorial staff highlight new stories of American diplomacy as well as online teaching materials that help educators bring diplomacy into their classrooms. Diplomacy…

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Honoring America’s First Female Ambassador Eugenie Anderson
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In 1949, Eugenie Anderson (1909-1997) became the first American woman to be an ambassador when President Harry S Truman appointed her to be ambassador to Denmark. Following her highly successful tour in Denmark, President John F. Kennedy appointed her to be U.S ambassador to Bulgaria in 1962, making her the first American woman to serve…

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