DACOR: Edward R. Dudley: Diversity in Diplomacy
In this program, Professor Michael Krenn will focus on the Ambassador Dudley's, America's first black ambassador, service in Liberia and his actions in helping to break up the "Negro circuit." Dr. Krenn's area of study is U.S. Diplomatic History with a particular focus on the impacts of race and culture. "The study of U.S. diplomatic history, particularly when it focuses on issues such as race and culture, forces us to consider the interconnections between domestic and international forces in the construction of the nation's diplomacy. It allows us to see how domestic forces and issues impact America's relations abroad while simultaneously enabling us to understand the influence exerted on the domestic scene by foreign policy initiatives. It truly allows us to understand the totality of the American experience and enables us to better understand exactly what America is or wishes to be." This event costs $40 and includes dinner.