69th Program Year – Eighth Meeting
The Program: “Diplomacy in the Digital Age” How has the practice of diplomacy changed with changing technologies? How do advanced technologies facilitate or complicate diplomacy What knowledge and skills do aspiring diplomats need to develop in the digital age?
Presenter: Ambassador Mike Hammer is Acting Senior Vice President of the National Defense University (NDU). He previously served as the Deputy Commandant of NDU’s Eisenhower School and Vice Chancellor of the College of International Security Affairs. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service class of Minister- Counselor, he began his diplomatic career in 1988 and most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Chile. His overseas postings include Bolivia, Norway, Iceland and Denmark. He has held positions as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs, Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Press and Communications, National Security Council Spokesman, and Director of Andean Affairs. He is the recipient of the Navy’s Distinguished Public Service Award, the State Department’s Distinguished Honor Award, and the Department’s Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy, among other honors. Ambassador Hammer grew up in Latin America, living in Honduras, El Salvador, Colombia, Venezuela, and Brazil. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and Master’s degrees from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University and from the National War College at the National Defense University.
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