Diplomacy: What is it Good For?


Associated Program:
John F. Kennedy Jr. Forum
William J. Burns
Catherine Russell
Graham Allison
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs

A conversation with Amb. William Burns President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Amb. Catherine Russell, IOP Resident Fellow S'19, and Harvard Kennedy School’s Graham Allison about the power and purpose of diplomacy in a post-primacy world.

William J. Burns
President, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
United States Deputy Secretary of State (2011-2014)
Author of The Back Channel: A Memoir of American Diplomacy and the Case for its Renewal
Catherine Russell
Institute of Politics Resident Fellows, S’19
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues (2013-2017)
Graham Allison (Moderator)
Douglas Dillon Professor of Government, Harvard Kennedy School