On this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,” meet the woman who is trying to change the State Department’s decades-long aversion to formal training: Ambassador Nancy McEldowney, director of the Foreign Service Institute.
She talks about the challenges of teaching diplomacy, recent changes to her institute’s curriculum, and innovation in diplomatic training.
McEldowney, a former ambassador to Bulgaria, joined the Foreign Service in 1986. Most recently, she was vice president of the National Defense University.
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Ep18: Asian-Pacific Diplomacy with Kurt Campbell
Ep17: Chief U.S. Aviation Negotiator Krishna Urs
Ep16: British Ambassador to U.S. Peter Westmacott
Ep15: Innovation in Managing Diplomatic Missions
Ep14: West Point Superintendent Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen
Ep13: Voice of America Director David Ensor
Ep12: U.S. Global Sanctions Coordinator Daniel Fried
Ep11: Sports Diplomacy with Michelle Kwan
Ep10: Spying and Diplomacy with John Negroponte
Ep9: Media and Diplomacy with P.J. Crowley
Ep8: Indian Ambassador to U.S. Nirupama Rao
Ep7: Professionalizing Diplomacy with Susan Johnson
Ep6: Foreign Service Director-General
Ep5: U.S. Public Diplomacy with Tara Sonenshine
Ep4: Deputy Secretary of State William Burns
Ep3: U.S. Visa Policies with Janice Jacobs
Ep2: Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Part 2
Ep1: Ambassador Thomas Pickering, Part 1
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- Nicholas Kralev is an author and expert on diplomacy, world affairs and global travel. He hosts the weekly TV program "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev." A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited 88 countries.
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