Diplomacy, Security, and the Limits of Globalism, Oct. 24

Globalism3-400-01Join the faculty and students of the Institute’s Ethics, Leadership, and Global Citizenship FOCUS cluster for a moderated discussion on recent reactions against the freer flow of people across borders with Stuart Jones ’82, former ambassador to Iraq and Jordan; Mark Mazzetti ’96, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist for the New York Times, and William Davis ’84 ’87, former director of the US Global Leadership Coalition and the UN Development Programme.

After years of trends towards greater cross-border trade and migration, 2016 has seen a sharp rise in the rhetoric of isolationism across Europe and the United States. Are the ongoing refugee and migrant crises in Europe, threats of terrorism, and similar concerns in the United States fundamentally shifting us away from a “globalist” ideal? How will the nature of borders challenge the new presidential administration in the coming years?

Will Davis, ’84, ’87 has worked as a liaison between with the U.S. government, NGOs, media, and the academic, diplomatic, and business communities, both as Executive Director of the US Global Leadership Coalition and previously as Director of the UN Development Programme’s Washington Information Office. During his varied career, he has also held positions at the US State Dept and the OECD. He is currently lecturing at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University.

Stuart Jones, ’82 is the former ambassador to Iraq (2014-2016) and Jordan (2011-2104) and was the deputy chief of mission in Baghdad from 2010 to 2011. As a career diplomat, he has been stationed all over the world— including in Egypt, Turkey, Colombia, and El Salvador.

Mark Mazzetti, ’96 has covered national security from the Times’ Washington bureau since April 2006. In 2009, he shared a Pulitzer Prize for reporting on the intensifying violence in Pakistan and Afghanistan and Washington’s response. The previous year, he was a Pulitzer finalist for revelations about the C.I.A.’s detention and interrogation program.

This event will take place in Washington, D.C. Space is limited. Duke alumni can register here.