Past Event

America's European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times

November 20, 2013
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Auditorium, Earl Hall, Morningside Campus
This World Leaders Forum program titled, America's European Ambassadors: Diplomacy in Tumultuous Times, will feature a panel discussion among the former U.S. Ambassadors and co-moderators listed below. Together, they will discuss challenges in U.S. foreign policy, especially American and European relations, from the perspective of their recent, on the ground experiences. The conversation will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience.

Introduction by:

Victoria de Grazia, Moore Collegiate Professor of History and Director, Blinken European Institute


Laurie S. Fulton, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark, 2009-2013

Philip T. Reeker, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and designated Consul General, Milan; Former U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia, 2008-2011

Alan Solomont, Incoming Pierre and Pamela Omidyar Dean, Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, Tufts University; Former U.S. Ambassador to Spain, 2009-2013

Louis B. Susman, Consultant for BDT Capital Partners; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James's, 2009-2013

David H. Thorne, Senior Advisor to the Secretary of State; Former U.S. Ambassador to Italy and San Marino, 2009-2013

Co-moderated by:

Taylor Owen, Research Director, Tow Center for Digital Journalism, Columbia Journalism School

Frank G. Wisner, Foreign Affairs Advisor, Patton Boggs, LLP; Former U.S. Ambassador to Zambia, 1979-1982; Former U.S. Ambassador to Egypt, 1986-1991; Former U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines, 1991-1992; Former U.S. Ambassador to India, 1994-1997

Co-sponsored by Blinken European Institute.