American Diplomacy in a Post-9/11 Era

  • October 7, 2019
  • 7 to 8:30 P.M.
  • Auditorium
Silhouetted audience members watch in the foreground as three men sit onstage in the Museum Auditorium during a public program. Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the U.S., smiles while looking at the audience. Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S., gestures with his right hand while speaking. Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, listens to Ammon intently while holding a clipboard.

Diplomacy has long been an essential tool in the American national security playbook, and this proved to be especially true in the aftermath of 9/11. Today, a new era of diplomacy poses fresh challenges for American diplomats. Ronald E. Neumann of the American Academy of Diplomacy, Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the United States (2014–2019), and Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the United States (2011–2014), discuss the future of American diplomacy.

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Ambassador Ronald E. Neumann was no longer able to participate in this program.

Photos

  • Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the U.S., gestures with both hands as he sits between Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S., and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs, onstage at the Museum Auditorium. Ammon looks out at the crowd as Chanin looks towards Araud while holding a pile of papers.
  • The silhouettes of audience members are visible in the foreground as Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S., speaks onstage during a public program in the Museum auditorium. He is seated next to Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the U.S., and Clifford Chanin, the executive vice president and deputy director for museum programs.
  • Peter Ammon, former Ambassador of Germany to the U.S., looks out at the audience and gestures with his left hand as he speaks onstage at the Museum Auditorium. He is seated next to Gérard Araud, former Ambassador of France to the U.S., who is listening to Ammon with his legs crossed. The heads of several audience members are silhouetted in the foreground.
Photos by Monika Graff

Videos

American Diplomacy in a Post-9/11 Era Full Program

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FULL PROGRAM
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Other Resources

Through the inaugural 9/11 Memorial & Museum Summit on Security, presented by Fiserv, public programs in 2019 were made possible by Accenture, ADP, AT&T, BlackRock, Deloitte, GNYHA Ventures, Inc., Goldman Sachs, PepsiCo Foundation, and UL LLC.