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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Henry Kissinger to have ‘Conversations on Diplomacy’ on April 20th

April 19, 2011

On April 20th, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and former Secretary of State Dr. Henry A. Kissinger will participate in the first of a series called “Conversations on Diplomacy, Moderated by Charlie Rose.”

The Conversation will enable the Secretaries to discuss the issues of the day and reflect on their experiences as America’s top diplomat. Emmy award-winning journalist Charlie Rose is the host of “Charlie Rose,” the nightly PBS program that engages the world’s best thinkers, writers, politicians, business leaders, scientists and other newsmakers. “Charlie Rose” also airs on Bloomberg TV globally.

The event and the ensuing series of conversations is part of the 50th Anniversary Patrons of Diplomacy Initiative for the Diplomatic Reception Rooms at the Department of State.

For fifty years, the art of diplomacy has thrived in the State Department’s Diplomatic Reception Rooms against a stunning backdrop of American art and architecture from the time of our country’s founding and its formative years. The historic suite of forty-two rooms contains a museum-caliber collection of American fine and decorative art, including 5,000 objects from the period of 1750-1825. In these rooms, the United States has signed treaties and conducted summit negotiations, hosted peace talks and facilitated trade agreements.

The Patrons of Diplomacy Initiative will ensure that the Rooms and collection continue to provide an extraordinary backdrop for American diplomacy.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2011 10:37 am

    How does one view/attend this event? Will it be aired on the Charlie Rose show, and if so, when?

    • April 19, 2011 10:47 am

      I don’t see anything on the Charlie Rose Show website and the State Dept. didn’t issue any other information. If I get more information I’ll post it. If it is not going to be broadcast on TV then I assume a video will be available afterwards, which I would post here.

  2. Tovah permalink
    April 19, 2011 11:18 am

    Thanks for the heads up! I’m not a huge Kissinger fan but hey, I can’t have everything, can I? I’ll keep an eye out on the Charlie Rose website to see if he updates it. That website is VERY basic and he doesn’t seem to have any info. on upcoming guests.

    It’s sort of interesting how such a controversial figure like Kissinger becomes an elder statesman. I remember during college I took a course which really focused on the Nixon era and Kissinger seemed to be involved in a lot of unethical dealings- some would say outright illegal. Oh well, I guess we are a forgiving country 🙂

  3. Tovah permalink
    April 19, 2011 11:22 am

    Oh, and I know he won the Nobel Peace Prize but it seems like that prize had been sullied by giving it to so many people who played a HUGE role in the war machine and who had really questionable human rights records. I personally don’t think he deserved the Nobel, but then I don’t think Obama did either. I’m just saying.

    • Steve permalink
      April 19, 2011 11:26 am

      I hear ‘ya and I agree. The Nobel committee gives to many awards to political leaders and to people who play a role in stopping the wars they had a huge hand in starting. I think the award should go to people who devote most of their lives to peace and who put their lives on the line for it. When I look at someone like the Dalai Lama or Liu Xiaobo, Nixon pales in comparison in terms of human rights. In fact, Kissinger was known for not really caring much about human rights- he believed almost anything was justified to achieve American goals- the coup in Chile, assassinations, repression of social reformers in Latin America etc.

  4. Thain permalink
    April 19, 2011 3:53 pm

    OT: Some Wiki cables about Israel that have just been published in the media [in Israel] show how this administration threatened the UN and the International Criminal Court to not act on recommendations of the Goldstone Report or we’d pull our support. I guess we apply different standards of international law depending on whether the relationship is “special” or not. As usual, we have to clean up Israel’s mess at the expense of international law, to say nothing of our reputation in the world.Maybe if Israel had to clean up its own mess it wouldn’t always act like the bull in the china shop?

  5. April 20, 2011 12:03 am

    Good job Secretary Clinton…

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