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Public Event

Transformational Diplomacy

Friday, January 20, 2006 - 11:00am to 12:00pm


Under the leadership of Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, the State Department has promoted the concept of "transformational diplomacy." At its heart, the challenge of transformational diplomacy is to make sure that the State Department is properly organized and is using its skills, resources, and people as effectively as possible to promote democracy, development, and security around the world, particularly in those regions where weak or failed states are failing to exercise responsible sovereignty. Stephen D. Krasner, who has spent the past year advising Secretary of State Rice on these matters, spoke. Krasner's remarks were followed by a question and answer session moderated by CGD President Nancy Birdsall.

Speakers:
Stephen D. Krasner - Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State
*Watch Dr. Krasner's speech *(Video streams in Quicktime-- if you do not have Quicktime on your computer download it for free)
Douglas Menarchik - Assistant Administrator, Bureau for Policy and Program Coordination, U.S. Agency for International Development
Introduction and Q&A session moderated by:
Nancy Birdsall - President, Center for Global Development

Full Text Transcript (PDF, 74 KB)

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Stephen D. Krasner - Director, Policy Planning Staff, U.S. Department of State