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Feb 1, 2019

On this episode of The Global Cable, we are joined by Ambassador Thomas Pickering and Suzanne DiMaggio to discuss, with Perry World House Inaugural Director Prof. William Burke-White, the future of U.S. Diplomacy, Global Security, and the current state of American Foreign Policy.

Ambassador Pickering has had a career spanning five decades as a U.S. diplomat, serving as undersecretary of state for political affairs, ambassador to the United Nations, ambassador to Russia, India, Israel, Nigeria, Jordan, and El Salvador. He also served on assignments in Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. He holds the personal rank of Career Ambassador, the highest in the U.S. Foreign Service. He has held numerous other positions at the State Department, including executive secretary and special assistant to Secretaries Rogers and Kissinger and assistant secretary for the Bureau of oceans, environmental and scientific affairs. 

Suzanne DiMaggio is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she focuses on U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East and Asia. She is one of the foremost experts and practitioners of diplomatic dialogues with countries that have limited or no official relations with the United States, especially Iran and North Korea. DiMaggio is an associate senior fellow in the Disarmament, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation Program at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). She holds a BA from New York University and an MA from City College of New York (CUNY).

0:10 - Introduction with Associate Director Prof. Mike Horowitz and Director of Research & Communications Dr. John Gans

05:30 - The State of the World Today

13:20 - The U.S. & North Korea

16:00 - The Importance of the Iran Deal

20:20 - The State of American Foreign Policy

23:25 - The Biggest Threats to the U.S. & the World

28:00 - Outro

Music and Produced by Tre Hester