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Forum: 2021 AAD Sisco Memorial Forum, ‘Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy’ (hybrid)

September 9, 2021 | 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


The American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will host its annual Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum in person in the Nelson Mandela Auditorium on Carolina’s campus at 6 p.m. EDT on Sept. 9, 2021. The event will also be livestreamed via Zoom. The forum, “Preserving Life: Climate Change, Water and Diplomacy,” will examine large-scale diplomatic approaches to climate and water issues.


The evening will feature a keynote by Ambassador Catherine Novelli, senior advisor at Shearwater Global and president of Listening for America. Novelli’s former leadership roles include under secretary of state for economic growth, energy and the environment; assistant U.S. trade representative; and vice president for worldwide government affairs at Apple. Ambassador Ronald Neumann, president of the AAD and former U.S. ambassador to Algeria, Bahrain and Afghanistan, and Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, vice provost for global affairs at UNC-Chapel Hill, will provide a joint welcome.

Panel Discussion
 featuring Brian AtwoodAmbassador Kenneth Brill and Aaron Salzberg; moderated by Ambassador Barbara Stephenson

Registration for both the in-person and livestreamed programming is required.
Additional information about the event can be found the UNC Global website.


Sponsored by the American Academy of Diplomacy (AAD), in collaboration with the Office of the Vice Provost for Global Affairs at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.


FedEx Global Education Center, Nelson Mandela Auditorium
UNC-Chapel Hill


September 9, 2021
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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FedEx Global Education Center
301 Pittsboro Street
Chapel Hill, NC United States
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