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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Inside American Diplomacy With the Foreign Service

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Program #20545RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
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The mission of a U.S. diplomat in the Foreign Service is to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens while advancing the interests of the U.S. abroad. On this fascinating program, gain in-depth, behind-the-scenes knowledge of the personal experiences of active and retired Foreign Service officers and ambassadors. Examine important issues of U.S. foreign policy in action — enhanced by Q&A sessions — to better understand what tomorrow may bring.


Highlights

• Engage in frank conversations as you probe the most important foreign policy issues we face around the world today.
• Attend briefings and meetings with diplomats on field trips to foreign embassies in Washington.
• Gain an enhanced understanding and appreciation of the work of the U.S. Foreign Service.

Program Notes

A four-night version of this program is also available: 18260. For details, visit www.roadscholar.org/18260
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing.

Date Notes
4/27/2014
"Politics of the Mediterranean World." The Mediterranean world has been a focus of political intrigue for centuries. Topics focus on current issues facing the regions of Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Israel, Turkey and more.9/14/2014
"Africa: A Continent of Conflict." Experts from the U.S. Foreign Service shed light on topics ranging from Angola to Zimbabwe. What are U.S. priorities in Africa? What explains China’s interest in Africa?10/26/2014
"U.S & China: Challenge and Opportunity in Asia." Examine US foreign policy as it relates to China and Asia. Topics center on China’s rising economic might and regional influence, North Korea, human rights, and much more. 11/9/2014
“Close to Home: The U.S. and Its Neighbors." Topics focus on the Western Hemisphere, life after Castro and the easing of restraints in Cuba; Brazil’s rise as a regional powerhouse; the future of "Chavismo" in Venezuela; the Drug War, immigration and border issues in Mexico; and other regional hot-button topics.5/11/2014
"Middle East Conflict and Controversy." Topics focus on U.S. foreign policy toward Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States, Yemen, Israel/Palestine, Hamas/Hezbollah and Syria.

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3 nights of accommodations
9 meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips

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