Diplomacy Classroom

World Water Day Diplomacy Classroom March 22
Diplomacy Classroom: World Water Day
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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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The 9 Skills of Diplomacy
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How do diplomats carry out their work? At the National Museum of American Diplomacy, we’ve identified 9 skills that diplomats require to be effective in their duties. While these skills are applicable to many other careers, they are essential to diplomats. American diplomats embody all of these skills to ensure interests of the American people,…

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Barbary Pirates Diplomacy Classroom
Diplomacy Classroom: The Barbary Pirates Hostage Crisis
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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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International Education Week diplomacy simulation group
Celebrate International Education Week with NMAD
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In celebration of International Education Week, the National Museum of American Diplomacy hosted leaders from Pakistan participating in the U.S. Department of State’s International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) for a diplomacy simulation program on November 20, 2019. Photo courtesy of the National Museum of American Diplomacy. We at the National Museum of American Diplomacy are excited…

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Diplomacy Classroom: The 1898 Spanish-American Conflict
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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.

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Diplomacy Classroom: Consequences of the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956
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How do decisions by diplomats impact the future? In this segment of Diplomacy Classroom, we will be learning about the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis, the diplomats involved, and the long-term impact that the event had on the world. We will be joined by Dr. Tizoc Chavez, who served as the consulting historian for one of our new simulations.

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Diplomacy Classroom: How to Teach History through Diplomacy Simulations
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Join the NMAD Education Team for an introduction to the museum’s new Historical Diplomacy Simulation Program and ideas on how to implement them into the classroom. Our discussion will include how to facilitate the program with simulation participants and a tour of diplomacy education resources found on the museum’s website. 

Diplomacy Classroom is a monthly virtual event presented by the National Museum of American Diplomacy where we explore diplomacy through a historical event, person, or contemporary global issue.

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Camp David Accords Diplomacy Classroom
Diplomacy Classroom: Camp David Accords
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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.

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Web DC World Refugee Day
Diplomacy Classroom: World Refugee Day
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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.

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Top 10 Virtual Programs
A Year Online: Our 10 Favorite Virtual Events of the Past Year
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We asked our team to select their ten favorite online programs that we’ve hosted over the past year during the pandemic. From the history of America’s first diplomat to exploring some of the biggest issues that modern diplomats are tackling around the world, you’ll learn more about the crucial role that diplomacy has played in…

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