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American Ambassadors Live! Podcast
64 minutes | 5 days ago
Chinese and Russian Influence in Africa
Former U.S Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Tom McDonald, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host, Ambassador Philip Hughes, to explore the influence of Chinese and Russian activities in Africa.
41 minutes | 6 days ago
Appointing Non-Career American Ambassadors
Former ambassador to Germany, John Emerson, and former ambassador for Special Political Affairs at the United Nations, Stuart Holliday, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host, Ambassador Jim Rosapepe, to discuss the selection of non-career ambassadors for the United States.
44 minutes | a month ago
Sue Cobb: The Lady of Silk and Steel
Former U.S Ambassador to Jamaica Sue Cobb joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss foreign affairs, her time in office, and her new book, The Lady of Silk and Steel: From Everest to Embassies - now available for purchase.
27 minutes | 3 months ago
Capricia Marshall: Protocol
Former Chief of Protocol, Ambassador Capricia Marshall, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to explore why diplomacy and etiquette matter - both in the global arena and in everyday life. Ambassador Marshall's new book, Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make it Work for You, is available now.
33 minutes | 3 months ago
Ashok Mirpuri: Singapore's Strengths in the Midst of COVID-19
Singapore's Ambassador to the U.S., Ashok Mirpuri, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss Singapore's response to the COVID-19 crisis.
25 minutes | 5 months ago
Lebanon: Responding to Crises
Former Ambassador to Morocco, Edward Gabriel, joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the current circumstances in Lebanon and the response from around the globe. Ambassador Gabriel is President of the American Task Force for Lebanon.
39 minutes | 5 months ago
Italy's Transformation in the Age of COVID-19
Ambassador of Italy to the U.S. Armando Varricchio joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss Italy's response to the coronavirus outbreak and how the nation is moving forward and adapting. Ambassador Varricchio has previously served as Head of the Economic, Trade and Scientific Affairs Section of the Embassy.
37 minutes | 6 months ago
The Asian Development Bank and COVID-19 Response in Japan with Ambassador Robert Orr
Ambassador Robert Orr joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the Asian Development Bank's next moves in light of the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as the response to the virus in Japan where he now lives. Ambassador Orr served as U.S. Ambassador to the Asian Development Bank during the Obama Administration.
21 minutes | 8 months ago
Italy's Response to the Coronavirus Outbreak with Ambassador John Phillips
Ambassador John Phillips joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the coronavirus outbreak in Italy and the country's response. Ambassador Phillips was appointed by President Barack Obama as U.S. Ambassador to Italy in 2013 and served until 2017.
34 minutes | 8 months ago
Response to the COVID-19 Outbreak in Mexico with Ambassador Martha Barcena
Ambassador Martha Barcena joined American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe for a discussion on the COVID-19 outbreak in Mexico and the government's response. Martha Barcena is Mexico's Ambassador to the United State. She previously served as Mexico's Ambassador to Denmark, Turkey and as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Agencies.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Africa's Response to COVID-19 with Ambassador Michelle Gavin
Guest Ambassador Michelle Gavin joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe for a discussion on the COVID-19 outbreak in Africa, a wide variety of government responses, and international support. Ambassador Gavin served as U.S. Ambassador to Botswana during the Obama Administration and currently serves as Senior Fellow for Africa Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations.
29 minutes | 9 months ago
Ecuador, Politics and the Coronavirus with Ambassador Richard Holwill
American Ambassadors Live! welcomes to the podcast Richard Holwill, former U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador. Ambassador Holwill discusses Ecuador, the history of its politics, and the dire situation the country finds itself in since the coronavirus outbreak with podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe.
22 minutes | 9 months ago
The United States-European Union Partnership with Ambassador Anthony Gardner
American Ambassadors Live! welcomes to the podcast Anthony Gardner, former U.S. Ambassador to the European Union during the Obama Administration. Ambassador Gardner joins podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss the benefits of a strong United States-European partnership and what that looks like in the wake of Brexit. Ambassador Gardner is the author of his recently published book, Stars with Stripes: The Essential Partnership between the European Union and the United States.
22 minutes | a year ago
America's Diplomats on the Front Lines with Paul Richter
Guest Paul Richter joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss his new book, The Ambassadors: America's Diplomat on the Front Lines in which Mr. Richter writes about the distinctive careers of four U.S. Ambassadors who were chosen again and again to go to the toughest places in the Middle East throughout the first decade and a half after the 9/11 attacks. They discuss Ryan Crocker, a six-time ambassador who served twice in Afghanistan; Robert Ford who served five tours in Iraq and was later Ambassador to Syria; Anne Patterson who served as Ambassador to Pakistan and Egypt and later as a top State Department official for the Middle East; and Chris Stevens who was first sent to Libya as Envoy and later appointed as Ambassador to Libya.
21 minutes | a year ago
The United States and the Vatican with Congressman Francis Rooney
Ambassador Francis Rooney joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe for a discussion on U.S.-Vatican relations. Ambassador Rooney reviews the first U.S. ambassadorial appointment to the Holy See, the role of papal nuncios (the Vatican's ambassadors), and the cornerstone of Holy See diplomacy. Ambassador Rooney served as U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See under President George W. Bush.
18 minutes | a year ago
Argentina's elections and its divided Congress with Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne
(Part two of a two-part interview) Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador G. Philip Hughes for a discussion surrounding Argentina's recent election results, it's divided Congress, and it's economic standing. Ambassador Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to Mexico and Argentina. This podcast was recorded on November 8, 2019.
30 minutes | a year ago
Cartel violence, AMLO and USMCA with Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne (Part One)
(Part one of a two-part interview)Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador G. Philip Hughes in a discussion surrounding recent episodes of cartel violence in Mexico, the USMCA deal, and the development of U.S.-Mexico relations and policy from President Felipe Calderon to Mexico's current president, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO). Ambassador Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to both Mexico and Argentina.
30 minutes | a year ago
Robert Mugabe and Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa with Ambassador Tom McDonald
During his appointment as U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe, Tom McDonald had over two dozen meetings with former Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. Ambassador McDonald joins American Ambassadors Live! Podcast host Ambassador Philip Hughes to discuss the life of Robert Mugabe, what Zimbabwe was like under his rule, and the differences and similarities between Mugabe and the country's new president, Emmerson Mnangagwa.
34 minutes | a year ago
FDR, Indochina and the United Nations with Ambassador William vanden Heuvel
Former Deputy U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations William vanden Heuvel joined the American Ambassadors Live! Podcast with host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss fascinating historical accounts of Indochina in the 1950's, the development of the United Nations and President Franklin Roosevelt's decision-making during World War II. Ambassador vanden Heuvel is a founder of the Council of American Ambassadors and recently authored Hope and History: A Memoir of Tumultuous Times.
29 minutes | 2 years ago
The United States-Canada Relationship with Ambassador Bruce Heyman
Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman joins the American Ambassadors Live! Podcast with host Ambassador Jim Rosapepe to discuss U.S.-Canada relations, Canadian negotiation strategy versus the United States' and the negotiations that led us from NAFTA to USMCA, which has yet to be signed by the Canadian Parliament or the United States Congress. Ambassador Heyman recently authored The Art of Diplomacy: Strengthening the Canada-U.S. Relationship in Times of Uncertainty.
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