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December 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: The Barbary Pirates Hostage Crisis

December 14, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EST
Barbary Pirates Diplomacy Classroom

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.

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January 2022

Diplomacy Classroom: Holocaust Survivors’ Legacies and Preserving the Past

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EST
holocaust survivors legacies past and present ambassador neumann

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.

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March 2022

Diplomacy Classroom: World Water Day

March 22 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
World Water Day Diplomacy Classroom March 22

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?

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April 2022

Bust Unveiling Ceremony with Former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III

April 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT
National Museum of American Diplomacy, 330 21st Street NW
Washington, 20006 United States
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Secretary of State James A. Baker Antony J. Blinken

On April 4th, 2022, Secretary Blinken welcomed former Secretary James A. Baker III to officially unveil a bust in his likeness donated to the permanent collection of the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD).

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May 2022

Diplomacy Classroom: Diplomacy and the Emancipation Proclamation

May 24 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm EDT
Emancipation Proclamation Diplomacy Classroom

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.

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