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    Diplomacy Classroom: The Iran Hostages' Homecoming

    January 12, 2021

    Virtual

    The Iran Hostage Crisis began on November 4, 1979, when 52 Americans were forcibly detained by Iranian militants until their release on January 20, 1981, for a total of 444 days in captivity. In commemoration of the 40th anniversary of their release, Diplomacy Classroom welcomes NMAD Collections Manager, Eric Duyck, shared the…

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    Diplomacy After Hours: Secretaries, Senators, and the Presidency

    January 27, 2021

    Virtual

    How has the road to the White House evolved since 1789? Join us for a conversation on the Secretaries of State and Senators who have run for President. The program will feature Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann, and Historian Emeritus of the United States Senate Dr. Donald Ritchie. 

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    Diplomacy After Hours: The 25th Anniversary of the Dayton Accords

    December 10, 2020

    Virtual

    2020 marks the 25th anniversary of the Dayton Accords, a historic diplomatic achievement negotiated in Dayton, Ohio that ended the war in Bosnia. Join us for a conversation between NMAD Director Mary Kane, NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann, Dayton City Commissioner Matt Joseph, and Ambassador Christopher Hill as they discuss their…

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    Diplomacy Classroom: La Amistad and Upholding Democracy

    February 9, 2021

    Virtual

    In 1839, the U.S. navy confiscated a Spanish ship, La Amistad, off the coast of Long Island, NY.  Aboard were Africans and two Spaniards, who insisted the Africans were their slaves who had taken over the ship, and a treaty between the United States and Spain stated that all “property” be restored. American…

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    The Legacy of Ambassador Edward J. Perkins: Reflections on Families in the Diplomatic Service

    February 24, 2021

    Virtual

    Ambassador Edward J. Perkins was a distinguished American career diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia. In addition to his numerous accomplishments and trailblazing career, Ambassador Perkins was a devoted husband and father. NMAD Acting Director Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock discussed Ambassador Perkins’ life and…

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    Diplomacy Classroom: 60 Years of Service with The Peace Corps

    March 9, 2021

    Virtual

    The Peace Corps is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Listen to our conversation with recruiter Rachel Hatch, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Mongolia. Learn about what the Peace Corps does abroad, the lives of Volunteers around the world, and how many go on to careers in diplomacy. Through an immersive…

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    Heroes of U.S. Diplomacy: "Pistol Packin' Patti" Morton

    July 28, 2020

    Virtual

    On July 28, 2020 NMAD partnered with the Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) for a virtual panel recognizing the late Patricia “Patti” Morton (1935-2019) as a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy. 

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    Diplomacy Classroom: Eugenie Anderson and Cold War Diplomacy

    August 11, 2020

    Virtual

    Eugenie Moore Anderson was U.S. Minister to Bulgaria, the first female chief of mission to a country behind the Iron Curtain. Join us for a discussion about her contributions to American diplomacy, and the skills she used to promote democratic ideals abroad, in our next session of Diplomacy Classroom.