The Troubleshooting Diplomat

Amb. James Dobbins

October 3, 2017 8:00 AM    Breakfast

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Ambassador James Dobbins has seen it all as a US diplomat over the past half century, from the Vietnam War, to the Cold War, to Germany’s reunification and US involvement in the wars in Bosnia, Kosovo, Somalia and Afghanistan. Known as one of America’s most skilled diplomatic troubleshooters, he will discuss what lessons he learned working for ten presidents and 13 secretaries of state at a Global Café Breakfast on Tuesday, October 3. Looking forward, he will talk about ways to deal with North Korea and its nuclear threat, the current administration’s foreign policy strategies around the world, and how he sees America’s role in the world in the 21st century.   

Ambassador Dobbins is a senior fellow and Distinguished Chair in Diplomacy and Security at the RAND Corporation. He has held State Department and White House posts including Assistant Secretary of State for Europe, Special Assistant to the President for the Western Hemisphere, Special Adviser to the President, Secretary of State for the Balkans, and Ambassador to the European Community. Dobbins has served on numerous crisis management and diplomatic troubleshooting assignments as special envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, Kosovo, Bosnia, Haiti, and Somalia for the administrations of Barack Obama, George W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. Dobbins is author of the recently published memoir Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy and co-author of Rolling Back the Islamic State.

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