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WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Inside American Diplomacy With the Foreign Service

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Program #18260RJ
5 Days | 4 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Easy
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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.
• Have lunch in a historic home, and discover more about DC’s diplomatic community and our Capital on a coach guided fieldtrip of “Embassy Row.”

Program Notes

Enjoy a three-night version of this program with additional topics. Go to www.roadscholar.org/20545.
Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.

Activity Notes

Minimal walking and standing; must be able to get on/off bus.

Date Notes
3/1/2015
The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and global Terrorism: Topics center on instability in the Middle East, balancing interests in the South Asian subcontinent, and combating global terrorist movements. Examine U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Israel/Palestine, trace the spread of terrorist movements from Indonesia to Myanmar, and assess the causes and consequences of the “Arab Spring.”4/12/2015
The Geopolitics of Nation States and Sovereignty: In this all encompassing program, topics center on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Republics; the European Union, China & Taiwan, Sudan, revolutionary movements in the Middle East, Israel/Palestine, and more.5/17/2015
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, investment in Africa, and human rights. Discuss the thriving culture and democracy of India, challenges on the Korean Peninsula, and more.9/20/2015
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, investment in Africa, and human rights. Discuss the thriving culture and democracy of India, challenges on the Korean Peninsula, and more.10/18/2015
The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and global Terrorism: Topics center on instability in the Middle East, balancing interests in the South Asian subcontinent, and combating global terrorist movements. Examine U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Israel/Palestine, trace the spread of terrorist movements from Indonesia to Myanmar, and assess the causes and consequences of the “Arab Spring.”11/15/2015
The Geopolitics of Nation States and Sovereignty: In this all encompassing program, topics center on U.S. foreign policy as it relates to Russia, Ukraine and former Soviet Republics; the European Union, China & Taiwan, Sudan, revolutionary movements in the Middle East, Israel/Palestine, and more.

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Included
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4 nights of accommodations
11 meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
10 Expert-led lectures
3 Field trips

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