Foreign Affairs

Embassies, Ambassadors and Foreign Service

Sep 17, 2012

Last week’s tragic killing of U.S. Ambassador to Libya Chris Stephens and others during an attack on the Embassy there puts a spotlight on the field of foreign service: the reasons ambassadors are placed in other countries, the function of the embassies, the role of diplomats in other countries, and the dangers they are sometimes in when serving the US overseas. A panel will join us to talk about foreign service and talk about the work done around the world by embassies and more.

Madeleine Albright (Rebroadcast)

Aug 10, 2012

Madeleine Albright has always been a trailblazer. In 1997 she became the nation's first female Secretary of State, serving under President Bill Clinton. On that day Madam Albright became the highest ranking woman in the history of the U.S. government. But Dr. Albright was far more than a symbol of female empowerment. She guided U.S. foreign relations with a firm and steady hand often taking on dictators and despots. Despite her tough style, one of the Secretary's tools of diplomacy was uniquely feminine.