Film, Video Contemporary Diplomacy

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  • Contemporary Diplomacy


  • How is diplomacy changing? What can diplomats do to prevent or resolve conflict, initiate or manage change? These questions are addressed by a distinguished group of diplomats and scholars.

Event Date

  • December 01, 2011


  • -  Panel moderator Vanni Pettina is an associate researcher at the Jose Ortega y Gasset Research Institute in Madrid and the LSE Ideas Center in London, and author of several articles on U.S. foreign policy concerning Latin America during the Cold War.
  • -  Alexander Evans served in India, Pakistan and Afghanistan as a counselor in the British diplomatic service, and was senior adviser to two U.S. Special Representatives for Afghanistan and Pakistan.
  • -  Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, member of the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Religious Freedom Abroad, recently negotiated the release of two U.S. hikers jailed by the Iranian government.
  • -  Ricardo Luna, Peruvian ambassador to both the U.S. and the U.K., participated in peace talks that resulted in a 1998 agreement ending decades-long friction and periodic conflicts between Peru and Ecuador.
  • -  Peruvian diplomat Alvaro De Soto, U.N. undersecretary-general from 1999-2007, led negotiations that brought an end to the war in El Salvador.

Running Time

  • 1 hours 21 minutes 29 seconds

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  • online text

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