Ambassador Louise Oliver, former representative to UNESCO, has organized a lecture series on multilateral diplomacy that will take place at The Institute of World Politics. The first lecture will be on February 2, 2010, and Amb. Oliver will discuss, “Comeback at UNESCO: From Defeat to Success.”
Ambassador Oliver served as the first U.S. Permanent Representative to UNESCO in 20 years, re-establishing the U.S. diplomatic presence and leadership after a long hiatus. She served from 2004 to 2009, a period that was extended beyond the usual tour of duty because of her unusual effectiveness in this most sensitive position. Her role in negotiating international treaties while stoutly defending U.S. and allied interests provides important lessons on an instrument of statecraft that must be on the radar screen of all who aspire to expertise in integrated strategy.
During the next lecture, Ambassador David A. Gross will discuss: “How Effective Multilateral Diplomacy can save the Internet and the World.” Amb. Gross served as the U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy from 2001 until 2009.
The third lecture, to take on March 11th, will be entitled, “OSCE: Does it Matter?” and will feature a talk by Julie Finley, who recently served as the U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), will speak.