PRACTICAL PROFESSIONAL TRAINING IN DIPLOMACY
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
Ambassador Daniel Fried
Ambassador Cindy Courville
Ambassador Janice Jacobs
Ambassador Charles Ray
Ambassador Bruce Wharton
Ambassador Jimmy Kolker
Ambassador Lisa Kubiske
Ambassador Douglas Silliman
HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI
“Going behind the scenes of what it means to be a diplomat and learning from such experienced diplomats was invaluable. You won’t get that until after 20 or 30 years of being a diplomat. This training will give you details I don’t think you can gain anywhere else.”
“I wanted to learn something that’s not in the books, and for that you need experienced diplomats. The American approach is more down-to-earth than the European approach. It was interesting to see how they influence people in difficult circumstances.”
“I got exactly what I came here for. I’ve been given access to ambassadors to whom I would have not had access otherwise. The training has given me in-depth experiences, the opportunity to ask questions and get feedback and mentorship.”
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