71st Program Year – Eighth Meeting

Wednesday, February 26, 2020, 6:00 PM, Canyon Club at 4 Hills, 911 Four Hills Rd SE

The Program: “The Shifting Role and Impact of Diplomacy in a World in Disarray.” By definition, diplomacy brings people together to manage relationships and resolve disputes. In a world in disarray, it becomes humanity’s best hope for avoiding conflict, bringing back order and securing a better future. Kralev will address the steps that the United States — and governments around the world — must take to give diplomacy its rightful recognition as a true profession, complete with all necessary resources and tools. He will also talk about how the work of diplomats has changed in the 21st century, and how smart, persistent and effective diplomacy can contribute directly to a nation’s security and prosperity, while promoting global stability in the process.

Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur specializing in diplomacy and international affairs, whose work of more than 20 years has taken him to almost 100 countries.

He is the founding executive director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy, an independent organization that provides practical professional training in diplomacy and international affairs.

A former Financial Times and Washington Times diplomatic correspondent, he witnessed firsthand the conduct of American diplomacy while accompanying U.S. Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright on their travels around the world.

He is the author of “America’s Other Army” and “Diplomats in the Trenches,” as well as the host of the TV series on diplomacy “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev.” His work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy Magazine and the Huffington Post. He has appeared on NPR, CNN, BBC, Fox News and local stations across the globe.

He holds a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard’s Kennedy School and speaks five languages.

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 6:00 PM
Canyon Club

RESERVATIONS: Please return this reservation slip, along with your check for $35.00 per plate for members and $45.00 per plate for non-members(payable to WACA) and any special dietary requests to our Program Officer, Bob McGuire, at P.O. Box 27086, Albuquerque, NM 87125-7086 no later than Wednesday, January 22, 2020!!. Please keep in mind that you will be charged for your meal if you cancel your reservation after that date, or if you reserve and do not attend the meeting. Please note that we may not be able to seat you without an advance reservation.

  • The menu is chef’s choice (usually beef) but you may request a fish entree or a vegetarian entree; and/or a fresh fruit plate. Please indicate how many of each! These special meals must be requested with your reservation and cannot be changed on the night of the dinner.

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