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Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs


Diplomatic Immunity is a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. We bring you "frank and candid" conversations on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision makers globally. We talk to current and former diplomatic officials, scholars, and analysts and seek to understand how best to foster international cooperation in an age of global crises.


Produced by Alistair Somerville and Kelly McFarland
Production assistance by Jonas Heering
Design by Rebecca McFarland and Alistair Somerville
Music by Gabe Swarts


This podcast is supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York's Bridging the Gap Initiative.

Diplomatic Immunity Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, Georgetown University

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Diplomatic Immunity: Frank and candid conversations about diplomacy and foreign affairs


Diplomatic Immunity is a podcast from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University. We bring you "frank and candid" conversations on the issues facing diplomats and national security decision makers globally. We talk to current and former diplomatic officials, scholars, and analysts and seek to understand how best to foster international cooperation in an age of global crises.


Produced by Alistair Somerville and Kelly McFarland
Production assistance by Jonas Heering
Design by Rebecca McFarland and Alistair Somerville
Music by Gabe Swarts


This podcast is supported by funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York's Bridging the Gap Initiative.

    Peace Through Food with Bibi La Luz Gonzalez and Johanna Mendelson Forman

    Peace Through Food with Bibi La Luz Gonzalez and Johanna Mendelson Forman

    Season 3, Episode 4: ISD Director of Programs and Research Kelly McFarland talks to Bibi La Luz Gonzalez of Eat Better Wa'ik, an anti-hunger NGO in Guatemala, and Johanna Mendelson Forman of the Stimson Center, a think tank based in Washington, DC.

    • 31 min
    It's Raining at Summit Greenland: The Geopolitics of the Arctic with Sherri Goodman and Jeremy Mathis

    It's Raining at Summit Greenland: The Geopolitics of the Arctic with Sherri Goodman and Jeremy Mathis

    Season 3, Episode 3: ISD Director of Programs and Research Kelly McFarland talks about the Arctic with Sherri Goodman of the and Jeremy Mathis. Sherri and Jeremy discuss the deteriorating climate situation in the Arctic, security challenges, defense capabilities, geopolitical competition between the United States, Russia, and China, and the recent death of a Russian official on an exercise in the region.

    • 31 min
    Strategies of Competition and Restraint with Emma Ashford and Charles Edel

    Strategies of Competition and Restraint with Emma Ashford and Charles Edel

    Season 3, Episode 2: ISD Director of Programs and Research Kelly McFarland talks to scholars of U.S. foreign policy Emma Ashford from the Atlantic Council and Charles Edel from the Wilson Center. Emma and Charlie debate some of the key questions in U.S. foreign policy on relations with China, Russia, and climate change, and the role of historical analogies in that process. 

    • 37 min
    Window Seat on the World Today with Glen Johnson

    Window Seat on the World Today with Glen Johnson

    Season 3, Episode 1: For the first episode of season 3, ISD Director of Programs and Research Kelly McFarland talks to Axios politics editor Glen Johnson. Glen guides listeners through the main challenges facing the Biden administration and global leaders today, from climate change to China, and helps set up our new season looking at challenges in the Global Commons.

    • 39 min
    Diplomatic Immunity - Season 3 - Trailer

    Diplomatic Immunity - Season 3 - Trailer

    Season 3 of Diplomatic Immunity begins September 1. Learn more about ISD's New Global Commons research: https://isd.georgetown.edu/research/global-commons/

    Read ISD's latest working group report: https://isd.georgetown.edu/2021/08/24/peace-through-food-ending-the-hunger-instability-nexus/

    • 1 min
    Bonus: Back-channel Diplomacy with Happymon Jacob and Rick Moss

    Bonus: Back-channel Diplomacy with Happymon Jacob and Rick Moss

    For a our final summer bonus episode, Kelly McFarland spoke to Happymon Jacob and Rick Moss, authors of two new cases on back-channel diplomacy for ISD's case studies library. Happymon is an associate professor in the Centre for International Politics, Organisation & Disarmament in the School of International Studies at Nehru University in New Delhi. Rick is an associate professor in the Russian Maritime Studies Institute at the U.S. Naval War College's Center for Naval Warfare Studies.

    • 38 min

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