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Diplomacy Classroom: The 1898 Spanish-American Conflict


In this segment of Diplomacy Classroom, we will be learning about the aftermath and consequences of the 1898 Spanish-American conflict and the following Spanish-American War. We will discuss what diplomacy looked like at the end of the 19th century, including the people who served as diplomats.

Diplomacy Classroom: The Barbary Pirates Hostage Crisis


What did diplomacy look like in the years of the early American republic? In this segment of Diplomacy Classroom, we will learn about the aftermath and consequences of one of the United States’ first international trade and hostage crises. In 1793 North African Barbary pirates captured 11 American ships and 100 citizens, and U.S. diplomats worked to solve the crisis with no navy or substantial annual revenue, and with limited means to negotiate. We will discuss how negotiations proceeded and concluded, and how the crisis affected the future of American diplomacy.

Diplomacy Classroom: Holocaust Survivors’ Legacies and Preserving the Past


Join us in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues Ellen Germain and NMAD’s Collections Manager Eric Duyck. Germain will discuss U.S. foreign policy and the Holocaust as both a universal lesson and how it has served for many as motivation to make a career in public service. Duyck will introduce one of the museum’s artifacts and the story of Robert Neumann – Holocaust survivor and future U.S. ambassador.

Diplomacy Classroom: World Water Day


This World Water Day, Diplomacy Classroom is joined by the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs’ Tess Ericson. She will help us explore the importance and complexities of freshwater as a resource and global issue. We will discuss how and why the State Department works on freshwater issues. What initiatives and solutions are available to improve freshwater access for people and communities all over the world?

Diplomacy Classroom: Diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation


The National Museum of American Diplomacy’s Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann will help us understand the international implications of the Emancipation Proclamation and how America’s diplomats advocated its cause during the Civil War.