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

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    • 4.8, 101 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
101 Ratings

101 Ratings

Micehaus ,

Great storytelling and more

The guests on this podcast are diplomats with a wide range of experiences in the US Foreign Service. The stories and details they tell provide an unparalleled context and details that are fantastic as course material for undergraduates in political science and foreign policy, or anyone interested in foreign affairs. There is also a current events component here as the hosts and the guests tie in their experiences and historical details with what is happening now, this providing a helpful and nuanced level of understanding. Finally, for those who are currently serving the FS, this is a great additional “informal” mentoring from some of the top US diplomats. Highly recommend as it is both educational and entertaining at the same time!

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.

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