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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Betty Lyons
Betty Lyons lives part of the year at Chautauqua and the remainder of the year in Souderton, Pennsylvania. A retired medical technician supervisor, Betty loves gardening and sits on the board of the Chautauqua Bird Tree & Garden Club. She has been a favorite Group Leader at Chautauqua for many years.

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

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Beverly Wightman
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