Portsmouth Speaker Series: International Diplomacy

  • Wednesday, June 07, 2017
  • 7:00 PM
  • Portsmouth Public Library, 175 Parrott Ave, Portsmouth, NH 03801


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World Affairs at the Library

International Diplomacy with Dr. Mary Thompson-Jones, author of To The Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect

Wednesday, June 7 at 7 PM 

Levenson Room, Portsmouth Public Library

Free and open to the public; Advance registration requested online or call 603.314.7970; Books for sale following program

This program is co-sponsored by the Portsmouth Public Library.



Mary Thompson-Jones is a faculty member and the faculty director of the Master of Science in Global Studies and International Relations program and Professor of the Practice at Northeastern University. Her research interests include international diplomacy, the intersection of cultural diplomacy and international higher education, and U.S. foreign policy in the geographic regions of Europe and Latin America.

Previously, Dr. Thompson-Jones was a career diplomat and foreign policy practitioner with 23 years of experience in the U.S. Department of State. She served in embassies and consulates in Madrid, Prague, Quebec, Guatemala, Sarajevo, and in Washington, D.C. Dr. Thompson-Jones attained the rank of minister counselor while serving as chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Prague, where her portfolio included missile defense negotiations, the Czech entry into the visa waiver system, and the Czech presidency of the European Union. She oversaw two visits from President Barack Obama, Secretary Hillary Rodham Clinton, several cabinet secretaries, and numerous congressional delegations. In other overseas postings, she was a counselor for public diplomacy who orchestrated embassy work on media outreach programs and academic exchange programs. Dr. Thompson-Jones also served as the State Department’s Diplomat in Residence for the New England region, and she was the former dean of International Graduate Programs at Endicott College.

Authored To The Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America's Foreign Policy Disconnect (2016).


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