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UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay

UNESCO

Presentation

Multilateral Cultural Diplomacy: A Conversation with UNESCO Director General Audrey Azoulay

| June 02, 2021

On June 2nd, Harvard Kennedy School’s Future of Diplomacy Project and Harvard Advanced
Leadership Initiative Fellow, Carla Dirlikov Canales, hosted the United Nations Educational,
Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Director-General Audrey Azoulay for the
third installment of the Future of Cultural Diplomacy seminar series. Ambassador Nicholas
Burns, Kennedy School professor and Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project
welcomed and introduced Director-General Azoulay. Carla Dirlikov Canales and Alison
Hillegeist, Deputy Director for the Future of Diplomacy Project, moderated the discussion.

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U.S. Embassy to Costa Rica

Presentation - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

Presentation: A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century

On November 17, Ambassadors Nicholas Burns, Marc Grossman, and Marcie Ries officially launched their report, “A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century,”published as part of the American Diplomacy Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School.  These distinguished career Foreign Service Officers, and report co-authors, shared their recommendations on how to rebuild, reform, and reimagine the U.S. Foreign Service so that America can have the strongest and most effective diplomatic service to defend our country and advance its interests. 

Report - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

A U.S. Diplomatic Service for the 21st Century

Many of the most serious challenges the United States will face in 2021 and beyond will require our diplomats to take the lead. These include the return of great power competition, leading a global response to the pandemic and its consequences, supporting American companies overseas during a devastating recession, mounting a major effort on climate change, negotiating an end to the Afghan and Iraq wars, and helping American citizens in every corner of the world who need the support of their government. Morale in the State Department, however, is at an all-time low and efforts to promote greater racial and ethnic diversity have failed just when the country needs women and men of all backgrounds as our primary link to nearly every country in the world. There are challenges to be met inside the Foreign Service, including an honest self-assessment of the Service’s internal culture.

- Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School Belfer Center Newsletter

Israel Track-II Dialogue Connects Experts, Policymakers

| Spring 2018

The Belfer Center hosted the sixth annual U.S.-Israel Strategic Dialogue in November in partnership with Tel Aviv University’s Institute for National Security Studies (INSS). The dialogue was co-chaired by Professor Nicholas Burns, Roy and Barbara Goodman Family Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations, Robert Danin, Senior Fellow with the Future of Diplomacy Project, and INSS’s Executive Director, Major General (ret.) Amos Yadlin.