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February 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: La Amistad and Upholding Democracy

February 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
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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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The Legacy of Ambassador Edward J. Perkins: Reflections on Families in the Diplomatic Service

February 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Ambassador Edward J. Perkins

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. Please join NMAD Acting Director Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock as she discusses Ambassador Perkins’ life and legacy with his daughters, Katherine Perkins and Sarah Perkins.

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March 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: 60 Years of Service with The Peace Corps

March 9 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Web DC Peace Corps

The Peace Corps is celebrating its 60th anniversary! Join our conversation with recruiter Rachel Hatch, a returned Peace Corps Volunteer who served in Mongolia. In our discussion, we will 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 and once-in-a-lifetime experience, Peace Corps Volunteers become global diplomats and enhance American understanding of the world.

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The Judge as Diplomat: Honoring U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

March 24 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
ruth bader ginsburg diplomacy after hours

NMAD is honored to host a discussion of the legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her contributions to diplomacy. The program, moderated by Justice Ginsburg’s official biographer, Mary Hartnett, will include her children, Jane and James Ginsburg, and her former law clerks, Amanda Tyler and Lisa Frelinghuysen. We welcome you to our museum and this event.

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April 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: Sharing Cultural Heritage

April 13 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT
Sharing Cultural Heritage event

Join us in celebrating World Heritage Day with the Cultural Heritage Center at the U.S. Department of State. Martin Perschler and Erin Leckey of the Cultural Heritage Center will discuss the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and how it shares American values with the world through heritage preservation.

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