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Adventures in Ideas Weekend Seminar: Whatever Happened to Global Diplomacy?

April 20, 2018 | 4:30 pm - April 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm

Older systems and methods of international diplomacy are giving way to a growing populist disdain for careful diplomatic negotiations. Complex problems are often reduced to superficial statements in the mass media or to simple tweets that ignore the history of past events. What has happened to the traditions of global diplomacy? This seminar will examine this question through the perspectives of leading historians and public policy scholars who will analyze past diplomatic strategies as well as recent changes in transnational exchanges. Does the decline of diplomacy create new international dangers? Presentations will include: “Middle East Diplomacy in the 20th Century–A Global Prequel to Contemporary Problems” by Sarah Shields, UNC Professor of History.


The tuition is $125 ($110 by January 18). Discounts are available for UNC students, faculty, & staff. See our UNC Student, Staff, & Faculty Discounted Registration Policy here. Register here or call  919.962.1544. 


Presented by Carolina Public Humanities and co-sponsored by the General Alumni Association. For more information, click here.

Friday, April 20 | 4:30pm-8:30pm  & Saturday, April 21 | 9:00am-1:00pm

UNC-Chapel Hill


April 20, 2018 | 4:30 pm
April 21, 2018 | 1:00 pm
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