DACOR: Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontline of American Diplomacy

Start Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 12:00
End Date/Time: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 14:00

A Conversation with Ambassador James Dobbins, Moderated by Ambassador Marc Grossman

From Vietnam in the 1960s to the current war in Afghanistan, Ambassador Dobbins was on the front line of American diplomacy, working to advance U.S. national interests in some of the world's most difficult and troubled situations. In his new book, Foreign Service, he takes the reader behind the scenes at the Vietnam peace talks, the darkest days of the Cold War, the reunification of Germany, the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the U.S military interventions in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Haiti, Kosovo and Somalia. Ambassador Dobbins is a senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Diplomacy and Security at the RAND Corporation. He has held State Department and White House posts including Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere, Special Adviser to the President, Secretary of State for the Balkans, and Ambassador to the European Community. He has served on numerous crisis management and diplomatic troubleshooting assignments for the administrations of Obama, G. W. Bush and Clinton. This event costs $25 and includes lunch.