Former US Ambassadors Discuss Foreign Service Careers

October 19, 2016

On October 18, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the on-line journal American Diplomacy, the Duke Center for International & Global Studies showed a screening of the film America’s Diplomats narrated by actress Kathleen Turner.  The screening was followed by a panel talk with three former US ambassadors and career foreign service officers, retired. They discussed their personal experiences in the foreign service, in addition to providing audience members with general information on how to apply for these careers.

Panelists included:

  • Ambassador Gwen C. Clare, former US Ambassador to Ecuador

  • Ambassador Michael W. Cotter, former US Ambassador to Turkmenistan & Publisher of American Diplomacy

  • Ambassador Brenda B. Schoonover, former US Ambassador to Togo

  • Moderator: Dr. Giovanni Zanalda, Director of DUCIGS

The screening and panel talk was followed by a reception honoring Duke University’s former and next State Department Diplomats in Residence.

Jasper Daniels, Giovanni Zanalda and Rich Jaworski
Pictured (from left to right): Jasper Daniels (Duke's new Diplomat in Residence), Giovanni Zanalda (DUCIGS Director), and Rich Jaworski (Duke's former Diplomat in Residence). Photo by Amanda Frederick