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January 2021

Diplomacy After Hours: Secretaries, Senators, and the Presidency

January 27 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Secretaries Senators and the Presidency Diplomacy After Hours

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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February 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: La Amistad and Upholding Democracy

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Amistad Diplomacy Classroom Graphic

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 abolitionists, however, argued the Africans were free people based on international law. How would the practice of diplomacy be used to enforce the rule of law in this complicated case? Please join us for a discussion with NMAD’s Public Historian, Dr. Alison Mann to discover how this case challenged America’s democratic ideals.

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