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About this Event:
As part of the I Am Ali Festival’s week of Conviction and in honor of Ali’s lifelong commitment to global citizenship, The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana will hold a screening of the documentary America’s Diplomats and a Q&A with Former Ambassador Margaret Scobey. This documentary examines the work of American ambassadors and diplomats and the sacrifices they have made for their country. The program will be preceded by a catered reception.
America’s Diplomats is a 54 minute documentary produced by the Foreign Policy Association and narrated by Kathleen Turner. Composed of interviews with contemporary ambassadors and diplomats along with a retrospective of America’s diplomatic history, the film provides a comprehensive overview of American foreign relations. From Ben Franklin’s trips to Europe in the late 18th century to the Benghazi crisis in 2012, it focuses on the work and sacrifices made by the professionals in this field, the challenges they overcame in the past and those they face in a future of rapidly changing boundaries and technologies.
Margaret Scobey was the U.S. Ambassador to Syria from 2004–2005 and Ambassador to Egypt from 2008–2011. In addition to her work as ambassador, she has also served in a number of other capacities in Middle Eastern embassies, such as Deputy Chief of Mission in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and Political Counselor in Baghdad, Iraq.
See the trailers for America’s Diplomats: