May 14, 2019
"The Role of Diplomacy in the World's Future"
A Special Ambassador’s Forum:
“The Role of Diplomacy in the World’s Future”
In the face of expanding national, regional, and global challenges such as climate change, natural disasters, outbreaks of endemic diseases, migration, terrorism, insurgencies, and wars, is diplomacy’s role shifting from its traditional statecraft to broader missions? A panel of distinguished U.S. and foreign diplomats will share their experiences and offer recommendations for future security concerns.
Professor Don Wallace
Chairman, International Law Institute
Professor Yonah Alexander
Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for
Ambassador (Ret.) Charles Ray, Formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for
POW/Missing Personnel Affairs and U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia and Zimbabwe (previously,
he served in the U.S. Army for twenty years)
Ambassador (Ret.) Ronald Neumann, Formerly Deputy Assistant Secretary and U.S.
Ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain, and Afghanistan, and currently President, the American
Academy of Diplomacy
Ambassador (Ret.) Lino Gutierrez, Former U.S. Ambassador to Argentina and Nicaragua as
as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Ambassador Rosemary Banks,
New Zealand Ambassador to
the United States
Dr. Mir Sadat, Director of Defense Policy and Strategy, U.S. National Security Council
General (Ret.) Alfred Gray, Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps; Senior
Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies