100 episodes

American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central American insurgencies, the end of apartheid and more through the eyes of those who were there. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.

American Diplomat Ambassador (Retired) Pete Romero and Writer/Producer Laura Bennett

    • Education
    • 4.8, 98 Ratings

American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central American insurgencies, the end of apartheid and more through the eyes of those who were there. A project of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy.

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Daniel_W2 ,

Wonderful

Just read Career Diplomacy by Harry Kopp.. This podcast is a great addition to understanding how the Foreign Service works.

mujshah ,

Misrepresentation

I started with the episode in Islamabad as I found relatable being a Pakistani living in US
The diplomat didn’t even know the first female prime minister of the Country as he mentioned Fatima Jinnah being prime minister but she has never held that post.
Also the way he talked about Pakistan not having enough universities for women or not feeling safe was very not true. It’s what the media shows but if you lived there and worked in the cultural office then you should have known more.

Sarita7981 ,

Interesting , but A bit Western Hemisphere heavy

Found this podcast from a note in AFSA. Very interesting podcast and informative about life in the foreign service. But Laura Bennett brings down the podcast by interjecting too many surprised questions, like "really!" "Oh my goodness " , "what?!" Etc. it would be easier to listen to if she didn't interrupt the guests so often with her own reaction.

Featuring stories about American diplomacy around the world, the podcast is a little too focused on the Western Hemisphere at the expense of the rest of the world

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