diplomacy

West Michigan native gives COVID-19 advice and insights

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Submitted 07-20-2020 under NONPROFITS

Holland, Michigan native Bill Garvelink had a front row seat to a fast-moving and deadly virus while serving as U.S. Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Ambassador Garvelink, now retired from the foreign service and with over 30...

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First Vandenberg Prize awarded to Ambassador Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

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Submitted 01-21-2020 under NEWS

“By and large, [the world] respects the United States, they respect Americans. And when we’re together, and when we shine, and when we recognize that ‘politics ends at the water’s edge,’ there is no weapon system that...

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Former Ambassador to discuss role of U.S. in Afghanistan at Aquinas College

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Submitted 03-06-2017 under NONPROFITS

"I think we tend as Americans to be focused on winning. In a conventional war, you have a surrender ceremony and after that everybody goes home. But, with Afghanistan, our policy for winning needs to address a longer future," said ...

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A Conversation with a diplomat: highlights of her global career

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Submitted 01-09-2017 under NONPROFITS

(Grand Rapids, MI) The last several years have seen a backlash towards globalization, as seen by political rhetoric that brought electoral victory to Donald Trump; the Brexit vote in the United Kingdom last summer; and rising nationalism in Europe...

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"America's Diplomats," a documentary screening narrated by Kathleen Turner, to be shown at Gerald R. Ford Museum

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Submitted 06-09-2016 under NONPROFITS

The Gerald R. Ford Presidential Library and Museum and the World Affairs Council of Western Michigan present a program “America’s Diplomats,” a documentary film screening hosted by Ambassador Ronald Neumann, the President of the...

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Cuba and the U.S.: What Does the Future Hold? with Ambassador Charles Shapiro, Coordinator for Cuban Affairs (former), US Department of State

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Submitted 01-29-2016 under

After decades of isolation, the U.S. is taking major steps to normalize relations with Cuba. Most Americans don’t know that before diplomatic relations were restored in July 2015, the U.S. had maintained a presence in Cuba.  Ambassador...

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