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October 2020

Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal

October 20, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm UTC-5
The Great Seal

NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann and Education Director Lauren Fischer discuss the importance of the great seal and how it evolved to be the image now recognized around the world as a symbol of the United States.

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November 2020

Diplomacy Classroom: 2+4 = Unity: The 30th Anniversary of German Reunification

November 17, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
berlin wall german reunification

In recognition of this historic milestone, NMAD is hosting a Diplomacy Classroom that will highlight the museum’s “Signature Segment” of the Berlin Wall, as well as our online exhibit “The Rise and Fall of the Berlin Wall: American Diplomacy in the Cold War” that features a section on German reunification. The program will explore the diplomatic achievements that brought about German unity and share what the legacy of reunification means to the German people.

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December 2020

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

December 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm EST
Diplomacy After Hours Dayton Accords

This year 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 first-hand experiences around the negotiations.

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Diplomacy Classroom: U.S. Minister Poinsett, The First Diplomat to Mexico

December 15, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
Poinsett Diplomacy Classroom

What does the poinsettia have to do with diplomacy? Join us here for this year’s final Diplomacy Classroom to discover the story of U.S. Minister Joel Roberts Poinsett.

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January 2021

Diplomacy Classroom: The Iran Hostages’ Homecoming

January 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EST
Diplomacy Classroom Iran Hostages' Homecoming

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, who will share the story and significance of the items which bore witness to the ordeal.

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