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Diplomacy in a Changing Global Context with Joyce Barr

Season: 1 Episode:33 | December 07, 2020

Show Notes:

In this episode, we welcome Joyce Barr, retired Ambassador, Professor of Practice in Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, and Academy Fellow, to discuss the advancement of U.S. national interests across the globe, essential organizations and processes to strive toward those interests and recommendations for the incoming administration including increasing management capacity at the State Department.

With Joyce Barr, retired Ambassador, Professor of Practice in Government and International Affairs at Virginia Tech, and Academy Fellow

Topics Include:

  • A high-level view of U.S. national interests
  • The importance of finding common interests with other countries
  • Essential organizations, processes, and tools the U.S. uses in the international environment
  • The importance of soft power and recommendations for the Biden Administration
  • The importance of public administrators in diplomacy and how we can teach public administrators to have a global perspective
  • Global aspects of city managers or county managers
  • Advice to the new Secretary of State


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