AUK Talks: Diplomacy First, But Not Alone

For the first time within AUK Talks, we invite you to participate in a masterclass by Arizona State University faculty. We are happy to have with us two prominent co-founders of ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab (LDNS Lab) designed to advance character-driven leadership, diplomacy and national security education.

Speakers:

  • Ambassador Michael C. Polt, U.S. Ambassador to Serbia (2004-06) and Estonia (2009-12), co-founder of ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab
  • Lieutenant General Benjamin Freakley, Special Advisor to ASU President Michael Crow, Co-Founder of ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab

Moderator: Roman Sheremeta, Founding Rector and a Distinguished Visiting Professor of American University Kyiv

Agenda:

A review of the development and execution of foreign policy from the ground up – or rather the top down – including a discussion of the value for U.S. and other countries’ diplomacy as the first and priority tool of international engagement.

  • Review of vital national interests – U.S. and Ukraine
  • Vital national interests and national security – U.S. and Ukraine
  • Citizens’ foreign policy expectations
  • Foreign policy leadership
  • Diplomatic capacity
  • Public diplomacy
  • Information gathering and analysis
  • Soft and hard power
  • Partnerships and alliances

May 20, 2022, 17:00 Kyiv time, Zoom

Date:
Friday, 20 May 2022
Time:
17:00
Format of holding:
Online, Zoom
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