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Foreign Policy in Chautauqua With the American Foreign Service

Alongside ambassadors and foreign service officers, explore the complex issues of U.S. diplomacy, enjoying lectures and gaining insider knowledge.
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Program No. 6881RJ
Length
6 days
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1,199
New York

Foreign Policy in Chautauqua With the American Foreign Service

Alongside ambassadors and foreign service officers, explore the complex issues of U.S. diplomacy, enjoying lectures and gaining insider knowledge.
Length
6 days
Starts at
1,199
Program No. 6881 RJ
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No shuttle Roundtrip airport transfer
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Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.

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Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.

Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
No transfer 1,199
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,299
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
No transfer 1,199
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,299

DATES & PRICES

No shuttle Roundtrip airport transfer
Accommodation Details

Excludes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.

Accommodation Details

Includes round-trip airport shuttle transfers to and from the program location.

Jun 5 - Jun 10, 2022
No transfer 1,299
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,399
Sep 25 - Sep 30, 2022
No transfer 1,299
Roundtrip airport transfer 1,399

At a Glance

Examine the challenges facing U.S. diplomacy and the functions of embassies and consulates during this fascinating program designed in collaboration with the American Foreign Service Association. Investigate case studies and take part in expert-led discussions with retired diplomats. Spend the week with ambassadors and foreign service officers and their spouses in a wonderfully informal and friendly, yet very educational atmosphere. And take part in fascinating lectures, followed by Q & A sessions, as speakers share their wealth of expertise and experience on the world of foreign policy.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Handicap accessible shuttles to classes and entertainment.

Best of all, you’ll…

  • Gain insight from Foreign Service experts on key issues, including peace in the Middle East and security in Europe.
  • Examine global-stability obstacles posed by developing nations' population growth, poverty and nuclear proliferation.
  • Ambassadors and veteran Foreign Service officers discuss America’s professional diplomats and how they assist U.S. citizens and protect U.S. interests in the world.

General Notes

Please check back around 3 months prior to the start of your program for a list of topics and instructors. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available. Airport transfer available at added cost.
Featured Expert
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Molly Williamson
A retired Foreign Service officer who served six U.S. presidents, Molly Williamson was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and interim ambassador to Bahrain. She was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce responsible for the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania and Africa, and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Molly is a scholar with the Middle East Institute, a member of Georgetown University’s MSFS oral boards, and a board member of the American Foreign Service Association and American Academy of Diplomacy.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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A retired Foreign Service officer who served six U.S. presidents, Molly Williamson was the Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of Energy and interim ambassador to Bahrain. She was also Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce responsible for the Middle East, South Asia, Oceania and Africa, and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense responsible for the Middle East, Africa, and South Asia. Molly is a scholar with the Middle East Institute, a member of Georgetown University’s MSFS oral boards, and a board member of the American Foreign Service Association and American Academy of Diplomacy.
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Carol Crolle is a retired teacher who specialized in Gifted and Talented Education. Employed by the U.S. Department of Education as a tester, Carol works during the Chautauqua summer season in the Welcome and Information Center. She has been a colorful Road Scholar Group Leader for several years.
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Suzanne Aldrich is a year-round resident of the Chautauqua area. An affable and skilled Group Leader, she is a board member of the Chautauqua Bird Tree & Garden Club. Suzanne has been an executive in the Girl Scouts organization and served in the Peace Corps in the Philippines and Germany.
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Denise Hanlon is a resident of Buffalo, where she was employed as a professor of nursing at the University of Buffalo. During free time for Road Scholars at Chautauqua, she teaches the Chinese character-and-symbol game of mahjong. She is an illuminating and affable Group Leader.
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For five generations, Sylvia Faust’s family has been escaping to the shores of Lake Chautauqua for summer vacations. Sylvia is now a permanent Chautauqua resident and has served on the Chautauqua Board of Trustees. She is a habitat worker both here and abroad and has taught as a special education teacher. Sylvia is a snowbird and spends her winters in Florida where she has worked as a tax preparer for 30 years. She is the proud mother of two children and grandmother to five grandchildren.
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Annie Pforzheimer, a retired U.S. Department of State career diplomat, is a Senior Non-Resident Associate at CSIS, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a public commentator on foreign policy. She was the Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Afghanistan and Deputy Chief of Mission in Kabul, one of the largest U.S. embassies in the world. Her thirty-year diplomatic career focused on security, rule of law, human rights policy, and included working in the National Security Council on Central American migration.
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Phil Shull View biography
Philip A. Shull retired in 2016 after 31 years with the Foreign Agricultural Service. His interest in food security and international relations was sparked as a boy living in India where he saw severe malnutrition. Mr. Shull's work maximizing exports of U.S. food and agricultural products and promoting global food security included trade negotiations, capacity building, food safety, biotechnology, marketing and promotion, scientific exchange, and economic analysis. His overseas assignments included Korea, Argentina (including Uruguay and Paraguay), Hong Kong, Philippines, and three postings to China.
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Ambassador James Zumwalt is Chairman of the Japan America Society of Washington DC and a Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA. With the State Department, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. While Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of East Asia Affairs, he was responsible for Japan and Korea policy. He coordinated U.S. support for the Japanese government’s response to the crisis when the earthquake and tsunami struck Japan in 2011.
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