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: 5155

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: 3524


Islamic Globalization

Pilgrimage, Capitalism, Democracy, and Diplomacy

Author: Robert R Bianchi

Publisher: World Scientific

ISBN: 9814508454

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 4617

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

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Die Präsidentenjahre. Autorisierte Biografie

Author: Nelson Mandela,Mandla Langa


ISBN: 3732529339

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 536

View: 4423

Als Nelson Mandela im Dezember 2013 starb, weinte nicht allein Südafrika. Die ganze Welt trauerte um den Mann, der seine ganze Kraft eingesetzt hatte, um eine stabile Demokratie aufzubauen. Über die Jahre bis zum Beginn seiner Präsidentschaft legte Mandela in seiner viel beachteten Autobiografie Zeugnis ab. Der Traum von einer neuen Gesellschaft war da noch lange nicht verwirklicht. Seinen Wunsch, auch über die entscheidenden Folgejahre zu schreiben, konnte Mandela sich jedoch nur teilweise erfüllen. Erst jetzt öffnet sich dank seiner Witwe und der Mandela Foundation der Zugang zu seinen außergewöhnlichen Präsidentschaftsjahren, ein unverstellter Einblick in Mandelas Wesen: seine bemerkenswerte Führungsstärke in der Wendezeit, seinen Pragmatismus, seine unverrückbaren Überzeugungen, sein unbeirrtes Streben nach dem Möglichen, seine persönlichen Kämpfe, seine Werte, Schwächen, Ängste und Triumphe, seine Enttäuschungen.

Japan's Subnational Governments in International Affairs

Author: Purnendra Jain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 113431678X

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 1153

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.

Die Kunst des Krieges

Author: Sunzi

Publisher: Droemer eBook

ISBN: 3426422085

Category: Self-Help

Page: 160

View: 9495

Sunzis Text ist nicht nur ein Klassiker der Kriegskunst, seine Weisheiten weisen zudem den Weg zum Sieg bei allen Schlachten und Konflikten, die wir führen. Sei es der gesellschaftliche Konflikt, der Kampf im Aufsichtsrat oder sogar der Kampf der Geschlechter – mit diesem Werk wird jeder Feind besiegt. Doch die größte Leistung besteht darin, den Widerstand des Feindes ohne einen Kampf zu brechen.

China's Diplomacy in Eastern and Southern Africa

Author: Dr Seifudein Adem

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 1472403274

Category: Political Science

Page: 278

View: 962

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.

China and Taiwan in Central America

Engaging Foreign Publics in Diplomacy

Author: C. Alexander

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1137480106

Category: Social Science

Page: 247

View: 6952

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.

Die Merlot-Morde

Ein Weinkrimi

Author: Ellen Crosby


ISBN: 9783404923144

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 8975

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 diplomacy

the Washington-Taipei-Beijing triangle

Author: John Franklin Copper

Publisher: Westview Pr

ISBN: 9780813383521

Category: Political Science

Page: 190

View: 6253


China's International Behavior

Activism, Opportunism, and Diversification

Author: Evan S. Medeiros

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833047094

Category: Political Science

Page: 247

View: 1832

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.

Science, Technology, and American Diplomacy

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science and state

Page: N.A

View: 3097

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

Energy And Diplomacy

Author: I. P. Khosla

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9788122007084

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

View: 2817

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

Africa Rising?

BRICS - Diversifying Dependency

Author: Ian Taylor

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 1847010962

Category: Political Science

Page: 194

View: 971

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

China Turns to Multilateralism

Foreign Policy and Regional Security

Author: Guoguang Wu

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134094043

Category: Political Science

Page: 320

View: 5829

China’s recent rapid economic growth has drawn global attention to its foreign policy, which increasingly has had an impact on world politics. In contrast with China’s long-standing preference for bilateralism or unilateralism in foreign policy, recent decades have seen changes in the PRC’s attitude and in its declaratory and operational policies, with a trend toward the accepting and advocating of multilateralism in international affairs. Whilst China’s involvement has been primarily in the economic arena, for example, participation in the World Trade Organization and ASEAN Plus Three, it has more recently expanded into international security institutions, such as the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. This book records, analyzes, and attempts to conceptualize, this phenomenal development in Chinese foreign policy and its impact on international relations, with the emphasis on China’s active participation in multilaterally-oriented regional security regimes. Written by an impressive team of international scholars, this book is the first collective effort in the field of China studies and international relations to look at China’s recent turn to multilateralism in foreign affairs. It will appeal to students and scholars of Chinese politics and foreign policy, security studies and international relations.