Earlier this year, Global Minnesota had the honor of welcoming the former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, and Bahrain, Ronald Neumann, for an in-depth public conversation about the critical need to modernize the State Department. He provided a comprehensive summary of ways in which we can better support our diplomats abroad, and the implications of this important work here at home. You can catch that recording here.

On this episode, hear Ambassador Neumann continue the conversation about his diplomatic career, careers in the foreign service, and a behind-the-scenes look at life as an Ambassador.

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Event Recording: Modernizing America’s Diplomacy

Ambassador Neumann Bio

American Academy of Diplomacy

America’s Other Army (Book)

American Diplomat (Podcast)

The General and the Ambassador (Podcast)

This interview was recorded on November 10, 2023.