The State of U.S. Diplomacy


Mary Thompson-Jones

Mary Thompson-Jones is the Chair of Women in National Security and Diplomacy at the U.S. Naval War College.

Her book, "To the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect" (Norton 2016), was praised by Joseph Nye as "a fascinating account of how diplomacy really works from the bottom up." Her diplomatic experience spans a 23-year career as a foreign service officer in leadership roles in the Czech Republic, Canada, Guatemala, Spain, and Washington, D.C. She retired with the rank of Minister-Counselor and is the recipient of several Superior and Meritorious Honor awards. Before coming to the USNWC, she directed a master's program at Northeastern University.