New York
Foreign Policy with the American Foreign Service Association
Alongside ambassadors and foreign service officers, explore the complex issues of U.S. diplomacy, enjoying lectures, gaining insider knowledge.
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Program No. 6881RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

In case studies and expert-led discussions, examine the challenges facing U.S. diplomacy and the functions of embassies and consulates, and spend the week with ambassadors and foreign service officers and their spouses in a wonderfully informal and friendly, yet very educational atmosphere. The Chautauqua Institution offers this program with the American Foreign Service Association.
Activity Level
Easy Going
Minimal walking through hotel and to meals. Handicap accessible shuttles to classes and entertainment.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Foreign Service experts share insights 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, how they assist U.S. citizens and protect U.S. interests in the world.

General Notes

Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
Featured Expert
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Richard McKee
Richard McKee has held many roles in the Foreign Service, most recently as executive director of the DACOR Bacon House Foundation in Washington, D.C. He served as a terrorism analyst for the Department of State, a political counselor in Turkey, and director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs. Richard was the U.S. Consul General in Pakistan during the Gulf War, as well as the political counselor in Geneva and Saudi Arabia. He has held numerous foreign service postings in Bolivia, Colombia, India and Pakistan, and has degrees from Cornell University and the University of Illinois. Richard is fluent in several languages, including Arabic, French, Spanish and Turkish.
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Denise Hanlon
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Susan Aldrich
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Richard McKee
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Elizabeth Shelton
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Lange Schermerhorn
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Molly Williamson
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Betty Lyons
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