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What Diplomats Do and Why It Matters

It’s been a challenging year, the Department of State and its diplomats often finding themselves sidelined and starved for resources. Ambassador Barbara Stephenson will discuss the importance of fully deploying the Foreign Service so they can do their work on behalf of the United States—at our 273 embassies and consulates around the world. Stephenson will discuss concrete examples of the important work carried out by American diplomats overseas and lay out the argument that maintaining global leadership through effective diplomacy is the most cost-effective way to keep America secure and prosperous. 

MLF Organizer Name
Linda Calhoun

MLF: International Relations

September 25, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Toni Rembe Rock Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Barbara Stephenson
Former Ambassador to Panama; President, American Foreign Service Association; Former Dean of the Leadership and Management School, Foreign Service Institute; Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé D’affaires, U.S. Embassy in London