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American Diplomat
American Diplomat
Ambassador (Retired) Pete Romero and Writer/Producer Laura Bennett

American Diplomat goes behind the scenes to hear real stories from diplomats who lived newsworthy events overseas. Experience the Cuban revolution, Central... more

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Enemies Foreign and Domestic

Let's say you're a public servant. You've taken an oath to uphold the constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic,... more

11 Aug 2022 · 37 minutes
Empathy For Lived Experiences

Beginning a career at State in the Office of International Religious Freedom, Sameer Hossain visited the Rohingya refugee camps in... more

04 Aug 2022 · 39 minutes
"Never, Ever Allow Free and Fair Elections"

This is Fidel’s advice to Daniel Ortega, today’s strongman leader of Nicaragua. Wonder who else was listening? This is no... more

28 Jul 2022 · 30 minutes
Take Me to Funky Town

In a fun twist, John Feeley interviews Laura on what she's learned about foreign service officers. Why doesn't the average... more

21 Jul 2022 · 48 minutes
In Vodka Veritas

In this glorious encore episode, we say bottoms up to vacay! That's where we are and where you should be,... more

16 Jul 2022 · 28 minutes
The Merchant of Death is Back in the News

Here's our earlier episode about Victor Bout, reposted, as he is again in the headlines, part of a proposed prisoner... more

07 Jul 2022 · 30 minutes
The Failure of the Liberal Democratic Model

Ambassador Kevin Whitaker walks us through one of the most significant polticial events in Colombia's history: its recent election of... more

01 Jul 2022 · 50 minutes
Cross-Border Diplomacy

"We build trust," says Marcela Celorio, Counsul General of Mexico in Los Angeles, in our first-ever interview with a diplomat... more

23 Jun 2022 · 31 minutes
Gift or Gaffe?

Ambassador Rufus Gifford, Chief of Protocol for the United States, knows the very real power of setting the stage for... more

16 Jun 2022 · 23 minutes
Planning the Summit

Dave Silverman, Deputy National Summit Coordinator, Summit of the Americas, talks about the complexity and diplomatic significance of setting the... more

09 Jun 2022 · 34 minutes
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