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60 Years of the State Department Operations Center: On the Front Lines of History


Join us for a discussion about the State Department’s 24/7 crisis communication hub, the Operations Center, and explore its important role in protecting American interests over the past 60 years. Hear first-hand stories from diplomats who work on "the watch" and crisis management team and learn how they assist in communicating critical messages from around the world to American leaders.

Diplomacy Classroom: World Refugee Day


Join us for a discussion with U.S. diplomats Anjalina Sen and Stacy Gilbert from the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration about U.S. humanitarian leadership in efforts to resolve the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people around the world. We will discuss U.S. national interests related to addressing humanitarian crises, how diplomats coordinate humanitarian responses, and what tools of diplomacy they use in the process.

Diplomacy After Hours: Representing America to the World: Asian American & Pacific Islander Contributions to Diplomacy


Join us for a discussion on the contributions of Asian American & Pacific Islander diplomats to American diplomacy. We will explore the lives and service of three Asian Americans: Ambassador Don Yamamoto, current U.S. Ambassador to Somalia; Boa Lee, Foreign Service Officer and daughter of Hmong refugees; and Dr. Sammy Lee, a groundbreaking Olympic champion and Cold War goodwill ambassador.

Diplomacy Classroom: Camp David Accords


How did President Jimmy Carter use Camp David to broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978? Learn from our public historian Alison Mann about why U.S. presidents may want to conduct business away from the White House and how this led to the creation of Camp David.

Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Olympians, Paralympians, and Sports Diplomacy


​​What role do the Olympics play in American diplomacy?

As the 2021 Summer Olympic Games kick off this month, please join NMAD for a virtual program on July 28, 2021 at 5 pm EDT to discuss the diplomatic impact of our nation’s athletes and the power of sports diplomacy.

The discussion will feature NMAD’s Public Historian Alison Mann, Paralympian and U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy and ECA exchange sports alumnus John Register, Dr. Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Dr. Ashleigh Huffman, Program Specialist from the Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division.