2012: Sisco Memorial Forum: “Diplomacy in the 21st Century”
2012 JOSEPH J. SISCO MEMORIAL FORUM
“DIPLOMACY IN THE 21ST CENTURY”
That the world has become more complex may be viewed as a cliché but what does it actually mean for the conduct of diplomacy for the United States? Particularly in a time of budget strain, how should the public understand the broad challenges of national security and interests that American diplomacy should meet? The subject is vast but resources are finite. This conference will explore major themes in diplomacy that are of importance to the U.S. and focus on what national interests are advanced in each realm of diplomacy being considered. The conference will be followed by Shenandoah University’s service awards program, at which the Academy will be presented with the University’s National Service Award.
Shenandoah University – Stimson Auditorium (Halpin-Harrison Hall)
Wednesday, November 7, 2012
4:00 – 5:30 PM
Public Service Awards Dinner Program to Follow
4:00 PM WELCOME & INTRODUCTION
Bryon Grigsby, Senior Vice President & VP of Academic Affairs, Shenandoah University
Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann, President, American Academy of Diplomacy (ret.)
4:15 PM PANEL: MAJOR ASPECTS OF DIPLOMACY TODAY
- Traditional diplomacy: Why it still matters and where it matters less.
Thomas R. Pickering (ret.), Chairman, American Academy of Diplomacy
- Expeditionary diplomacy: With us to stay? To do what?
ThoAmb. Ronald E. Neumann (ret.)
- Development – part of diplomacy, humanitarianism, or both?
Alonzo Fulgham, Former Acting Administrator, US Agency for International Development
- Multilateral diplomacy: from courts to climate, why it matters.
The Honorable Molly Williamson (ret.), Scholar at Middle East Institute
5:15 PM DISCUSSION and Q&A
5:30 PM CONFERENCE ADJOURNS