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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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Sharing Cultural Heritage event
Diplomacy Classroom: Sharing Cultural Heritage
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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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Diplomacy Classroom Iran Hostages' Homecoming
Diplomacy Classroom: The Iran Hostages’ Homecoming
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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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Poinsett Diplomacy Classroom
Diplomacy Classroom: U.S. Minister Poinsett, The First Diplomat to Mexico
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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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Diplomacy Classroom: 2+4 = Unity: The 30th Anniversary of German Reunification
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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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The Great Seal
Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal
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On October 20, the National Museum of America Diplomacy (NMAD) hosted another Diplomacy Classroom program, this time looking at the Great Seal of the United States. The seal is impressed upon thousands of official documents such as treaties and commissions each year.  NMAD Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann and Education Director Lauren Fischer discussed the…

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The Great Seal
Diplomacy Classroom: The Great Seal
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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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