Diversifying Diplomacy

My Journey from Roxbury to Dakar

Author: Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas,Jim Robison

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1612349803

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 248

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Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was "the little Elam girl" from Boston. Diversifying Diplomacy tells the story of Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo. Inspired by the strong women in her life, she followed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States. The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Elam-Thomas's memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, recounting her experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacy presents the journey of this successful woman, who not only found herself confronted by some of the world's heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come.

The Man in the Arena

The Life and Times of U. S. Senator Gale Mcgee

Author: Rodger McDaniel

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 1640120882

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

View: 4213

There was a time when Wyoming and other Rocky Mountain and midwestern states were as likely to elect a liberal Democrat to Congress as they were a conservative Republican. Gale McGee (1915-92) was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1958, at the height of American liberalism. He typified what Teddy Roosevelt called "the man in the arena" and was a major player in the development of America's post-World War II foreign policy and almost every legislative milestone in U.S. history from the 1950s to 1980. McGee's careers as an academic, a senator, and an ambassador spanned World War II, the Red Scare, the Korean and Vietnam Wars, and the activist Congress of the 1960s. This elegantly conceived biography of a liberal from the conservative rural state of Wyoming offers readers a glimpse into formative political shifts of the twentieth century. The national liberal consensus of the 1960s, in which McGee played a major role, gave the nation Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, the minimum wage, and the right to collective bargaining, as well as landmark civil rights and environmental reforms. That consensus had ended by the mid-1970s as McGee's liberalism would no longer be welcome to represent the Equality State. Moving beyond biography, Rodger McDaniel addresses the significant shift in government and details how the attribution "liberal" became a candidate's epitaph, as widespread distrust of government cast a shadow on the many benefits acquired through the old liberal consensus. McDaniel's insights into the past as well as McGee's experiences in the arena shed unexpected light on the present state of U.S. politics and government.

The Foreign Relations of North Korea

New Perspectives

Author: Chae-gyu Pak,Jae Kyu Park,Byung Chul Koh,Tae-Hwan Kwak

Publisher: Routledge


Category: Korea (North)

Page: 491

View: 1595


Islamic Globalization

Pilgrimage, Capitalism, Democracy, and Diplomacy

Author: Robert R Bianchi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814508454

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 7521

Islamic Globalization examines the Muslim world's growing importance in creating a more inclusive international system that is increasingly multipolar and multicultural. The author describes an emerging pattern of Islamic globalization as a series of transformations in four interrelated areas — pilgrimage and religious travel, capitalism and Islamic finance, democracy and Islamic modernism, and diplomacy and great power politics. The book integrates the disciplines of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations highlighting developments in the Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Africa. It provides new insights into the rapidly growing ties between China and the Islamic world, exploring their likely impact on the balance of power in Eurasia and beyond. Contents:Introduction: Islamic GlobalizationPilgrimage and Religious Travel:A Pilgrim's Eye View of the HajjThe Contemporary HajjThe Hajj and Human MigrationWomen's Participation in the HajjReligious Travel in IslamCapitalism and Islamic Finance:Capitalism and IslamThe Battle for the Soul of Islamic Finance — If It Has OneThe Revolution in Islamic FinanceIslamic Finance and the International System: Integration without ColonialismDemocracy and Islamic Modernism:Egypt's Revolutionary ElectionsThe Social and Economic Bases of Ennahdha Power: Khaldunian and Tocquevillian Reflections on the Tunisian ElectionsOn Liberty and Human Interest in the Work of Iliya HarikLeonard Binder's Islamic Liberalism: A Critique of Developmental IdeologiesPhilosophers, Lawyers, and Journalists: Arab and Turkish Ventures in Modernist IslamDiplomacy and Great Power Politics:Morsy in Beijing: Implications for America's Relations with China and the Islamic WorldChina–Middle East Relations in Light of Obama's Pivot to the PacificChina and the United States in the Middle East and the Islamic WorldThe Lands of Islam in a China-Led Afro-EurasiaConclusion: Toward a New Concert of Civilizations Readership: Students, general public, policy makers, business executives, and journalists, with interests in the Middle East. Keywords:Islam;Globalization;Islamic Modernism;Islamic Finance;Democracy;China;Pilgrimage;Hajj;International PoliticsKey Features:Describes Muslims' participation in the mainstream of modern life, highlighting their contributions to global consciousness, capitalism, democracy, and diplomacyIntegrates multidisciplinary studies of religion, politics, economics, law, and international relations in clear language accessable to general audiencesProvides historical and geographic perspective on long-term trends throughout Asia and Africa, allowing readers to look beyond the crisis-filled headlines of the dayReviews: “The articles are all well-written, accessible and fairly short, and so this volume is a valuable resource for readers with limited time, particularly undergraduates and journalists. For researchers wishing to pursue specific topics in more depth, the references and bibliography are excellent.” LSE Review of Books

Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

Author: Purnendra Jain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431678X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 2586

This book moves away from the common belief that Japan’s international relations are firmly the preserve of the national government in Japan’s highly centralised political system. Examining examples of subnational governments (SNGs) across Japan the book uncovers a significant and generally unrecognised development in Japanese politics: SNGs are ever more dynamic international actors as national borders ‘weaken’ across the world. Exploring what Japanese SNGs do, where they do it, and why, the book considers the implications of these factors for Japan’s international relations and domestic politics. By bringing to light the scope and consequences of the international actions of Japan’s SNGs, this book provides a more accurate and nuanced understanding of the country's foreign policy, at a time when it is pursuing a broader and more active profile in international affairs.

China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa

Author: Dr Seifudein Adem

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403274

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 6893

In contemporary discourse on China-Africa relations, there are, on the one hand, the Sino-pessimists who see China as a giant vacuum-cleaner, sucking up Africa’s resources in order to fuel its own rapid industrialization, and destroying Africa’s development potential in the process. On the other hand, the Sino-optimists see China as the ultimate savior of Africa, capable of or willing to 'develop' the continent. Between the two divergent schools of thought are those sitting on the fence for the time being, the Sino-pragmatists, who are less sanguine for sure about what Africa would gain from China-Africa relations, but are nevertheless willing to reserve judgment until the dust settles. This book is innovative in two ways: it introduces a regional approach to the study of China-Africa relations by focusing on Eastern and Southern Africa; and it puts forward a disciplinary framework- disciplinary in both senses of that term- for interrogating the burgeoning literature about China-Africa relations by conceptualizing the three schools of thought mentioned above.

Die Merlot-Morde

Ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby


ISBN: 9783404923144

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 9446

Eigentlich wollte Lucie für immer in Südfrankreich bleiben. Sie liebt die französische Art zu leben und fühlt sich auch in ihrem Job als Fremdenführerin wohl. Doch dann wird ihr Vater gefunden, erschossen in seinem Weinberg. Notgedrungen kehrt Lucie zurück auf das elterliche Weingut im Herzen von Virginia - und hat schon bald einen zweiten Toten zu beklagen: ihren Patenonkel Fitz. Er ahnte, dass der Tod ihres Vaters kein Unfall war, und fand ein grausames Ende - in einem leeren Merlot-Fass ...

China and Taiwan in Central America

Engaging Foreign Publics in Diplomacy

Author: C. Alexander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480106

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 3769

Public diplomacy has become one of the most discussed phrases in political science. This book examines the use of public diplomacy by China and Taiwan in Central America, where Taiwan continues to hold the majority of diplomatic relationships. Using Costa Rica, El Salvador, and Guatemala as case studies, and drawing on other examples from across the Caribbean basin, Alexander examines public diplomacy beginning with its point of reception in target countries. He asks: To what extent is public diplomacy designed to engage foreign publics? To what extent is it instead designed to engage broader international audiences and the source country's own domestic pubic? He presents a framework for considering the diplomatic truce currently in place between China and Taiwan, the modern histories of both countries, and the significance of diplomatic recognition as a weapon within international relations.

China diplomacy

the Washington-Taipei-Beijing triangle

Author: John Franklin Copper

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: 9780813383521

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 8245


China's International Behavior

Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification

Author: Evan S. Medeiros

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047094

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 5953

The expanding scope of China1s international activities is one of the newest and most important trends in global affairs. Its global activism is continually changing and has so many dimensions that it immediately raises questions about its current and long-term intentions. This monograph analyzes how China defines its international objectives, how it is pursuing them, and what it means for U.S. economic and security interests.

Sie nannten mich "Es"

Der Mut eines Kindes zu überleben

Author: Dave Pelzer

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641108632

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 6322

Das Trauma einer Kindheit: Dave wird von der eigenen Mutter gequält und mißhandelt. Von blauen Flecken übersät und halb verhungert, fällt der Junge auf, weil er Mitschülern das Pausenbrot stiehlt. Bis seine Lehrer es wagen, gegen die Mutter einzuschreiten, vergehen Jahre. Es gelingt ihm, sich aus der Hölle zu befreien. Ein erschütternder Bericht, geschildert aus der Perspektive des kleinen Jungen, der uns alle mit der Frage konfrontiert, wie lange man die Augen vor elterlicher Gewalt verschließen darf.

Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science and state

Page: N.A

View: 2915

Issue for 1980 also includes: Science, technology, and American diplomacy, a supplementary report by the Dept. of State.

Das Social-Media-Marketing-Buch

Author: Dan Zarrella

Publisher: O'Reilly Germany

ISBN: 3868992383


Page: 254

View: 8428

Unternehmen, Agenturen und Freiberufler stromen in soziale Netzwerke wie Facebook und entdecken die vielen anderen Moglichkeiten im Social Web. Doch aller Anfang ist schwer: Wer noch nicht Social Media-affin ist - und das sind nach wie vor so einige -, muss sich zunachst einmal einen Uberblick uber diese noch junge Medienlandschaft verschaffen. Wem es so geht, der findet in diesem Buchlein optimale Unterstutzung. Kompakt, prazise und gut verstandlich fuhrt Dan Zarrella in die vielseitigen "sozialen" Mediengattungen ein. Die deutsche Ausgabe prasentiert zusatzlich deutsche Dienste wie XING und Qype sowie Fallbeispiele aus dem deutschsprachigen Raum. Fur die 2. Auflage wurde das Buch komplett uberarbeitet und aktualisiert. Aus dem Inhalt: Was ist Social Media Marketing? Bloggen Twitter und Microblogging Soziale Netzwerke Mediasharing Social News, Bookmarking und Curation Social Location Sharing Verbraucherportale Foren Strategien fur Ihren Social Media-Auftritt Erfolgskontrolle

Africa Rising?

BRICS - Diversifying Dependency

Author: Ian Taylor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010962

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 3232

Explores to what extent Africa's "rise" has impacted on development and whether the BRICS are creating a new version of dependency.

Energy And Diplomacy

Author: I. P. Khosla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788122007084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 844

Contributed articles presented at a seminar in 2005 on natural gas pipeline imports in India.