Bringing topics of global interest to life
Craft of Diplomacy
The Craft of Diplomacy (COD) is a unique initiative aimed at advancing public and academic understanding of the function and contributions of diplomatic agents (state and non-state) in global politics. To this end, the COD initiative seeks to make available timely briefings, discussions, and lectures to the Occidental community and the public large.
Conversations in Diplomacy is a podcast series featuring conversations with former and current diplomats, foreign journalists, diplomatic observers, and citizen diplomats.
The annual lecture and award ceremony, Profiles in Diplomacy, recognizes significant contributions to the craft of diplomacy by an individual.
Sports & Diplomacy
Ongoing course work and student/faculty research on the power of sport to cross borders in a globalized world. Ambassador Shearer has lectured on the topic at UC Santa Barbara, USC, Korbel School of International Studies, Brown, Harvard and other universities.
The Young Initiative supports programs and research designed to promote national or international economic, social, financial, or political policies or actions of general public and social benefit. The Young Initiative also funds the John Parke Young Chair in Global Political Economy currently held by Professor Sanjeev Khagram.
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