Nicholas Kralev on The U.S. Foreign Service: Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy Fri, 2012-11-16 18:42

On the 16th of October 2012 Nicholas Kralev talked on The U.S. Foreign Service: Behind the Scenes of American Diplomacy based on his new book “America’s Other Army”

Kralev is the only author and journalist ever to be given access to the inner sanctum of American diplomacy in Washington and around the world over several years. He talks about his new book, “America’s Other Army,” which is based on his visits to more than 50 U.S. embassies and interviews with 600 career diplomats, as well as Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. For a decade, Kralev traveled with these U.S. secretaries of state to over 80 countries as a newspaper correspondent.

In his talk he shares behind-the-scenes insights about high-level foreign policy decision-making and discussed how the work of American diplomats affects the daily lives of millions of people around the world. He also examines whether the Foreign Service is equipped to address the challenges of the 21st century, and what needs to be done to improve it.