Over the past fifty years, major international agreements forged by American diplomats and negotiators— from the opening to China to the Abraham Accords— have transformed the world. Through war and peace, diplomacy has proven an essential tool of statecraft, enabling US global leadership to advance freedom, prosperity and security.

What lessons can we learn from the United States’ major diplomatic successes and failures of the last half-century? How were pivotal discussions brought to the negotiating table, and what determined their success or failure? What advice do expert diplomats have for addressing today’s foreign policy challenges?

Please join the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security on Wednesday, June 12, at 2:00 p.m. ET for a discussion on the art of diplomacy with Amb. Stuart Eizenstat, Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Amb. Ronald Neumann, and Amb. John Negroponte.

This event will also serve as an opportunity to launch a new book by Ambassador Eizenstat, The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World. The book represents the views of the author and does not necessarily represent the views of the Atlantic Council as an organization.

A 3:00 p.m. book signing with the author will follow the conversation. Copies of the book will be available for purchase on site.

This public event is open to the press and will take place in-person at the Atlantic Council and via livestream.

Welcome remarks by

Frederick Kempe
President and CEO, Atlantic Council


Amb. Paula Dobriansky
Vice Chair, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security
Atlantic Council; Senior Fellow, Harvard University Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs; Former Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs

Amb. Stuart Eizenstat
Special Adviser on Holocaust Issues to the US Secretary of State; Senior Counsel, Covington & Burling LLP; Board Director, Atlantic Council; Former US Deputy Secretary of the Treasury and Ambassador to the European Union

Amb. John Negroponte
Vice Chair, McLarty Associates; Former Deputy Secretary of State and Director of National Intelligence

Amb. Ronald Neumann
President, American Academy of Diplomacy; Former United States Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, and Bahrain

Moderated by

Dr. Matthew Kroenig
Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Director of Studies, Atlantic Council

Presented by

The Scowcroft Strategy Initiative works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to tackle security challenges.

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