Amy Hyatt: One Ambassador, Two Nations

April 9, 2022 Ambassador Amy Hyatt currently serves as Chargé d’Affaires for two separate nations.  She is stationed in Madagascar but works—mostly virtually—with the island nation of Comoros, as well. In an hour-long informal and insightful chat, she described the challenges and strengths of both countries, and some of the challenges of working each—especially during Read more about <strong>Amy Hyatt: One Ambassador, Two Nations</strong>[…]

Annual Meeting, April 9, 2022

Citizen Diplomacy Alliance Annual Meeting April 9, 2022 2 – 3:30 (ish) at the Mexican Consulate, 3915 E Broadway, Tucson Music by Mitzi Cowell, well known Tucson musician. Light appetizers and beverages Welcome to the meeting by President, Michael Ford Welcome by Rafael Durazo Introduction of Keynote: Vice President, Patricia Houston Brief talk on distance Read more about Annual Meeting, April 9, 2022[…]

Craig Cloud, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana   

I was first introduced to Botswana through the eyes of Mma Precious Ramotswe, protagonist and chief investigator in the delightful “No 1 Ladies Detective Agency” novels by Andrew McCall Smith. She embodied a charm, wisdom, and love of Africa and her culture that I have carried with me. When I learned that U.S. Ambassador to Read more about Craig Cloud, U.S. Ambassador to Botswana   […]

U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Lee Litzenberger

Ambassador Lee Litzenberger began his talk with an overview of Azerbaijan’s geographic location. Azerbaijan is situated between Russia and Iran, and has at times been part of the Persian, Ottoman, and earlier empires, and more recently, the former Soviet Union. From 1918 Azerbaijan was an independent nation but incorporated into USSR in 1920. It declared Read more about U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Lee Litzenberger[…]

Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia

Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia

Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia, started off her lively and informative World Watch ZOOM discussion by touting her host country as a success story. She mentioned Macedonia’s peaceful separation from Yugoslavia and the country’s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2020 as NATO’s thirtieth member.  Known as the Former Read more about Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia[…]

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman – Australia

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman – Australia

Each of the Ambassadors and Embassy officials who have shared their time, their information, and their insights with us have given us a far greater understanding of U.S. relations with other countries than we might be able to get from general news sources. Sometimes the relationships are strong, and sometimes, as in the case of Read more about Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman – Australia[…]

Ambassador Chapman – Brazil

Ambassador Chapman – Brazil

World Watch Brazil June 8, 2021 In a relaxed and very personable manner, Ambassador Chapman began by referencing his close personal ties with Arizona and acknowledging our Pat Watson for her persistence in putting him on our Ambassador World Watch schedule. He also praised her work with Citizen Diplomacy Alliance with the statement: “Citizen Diplomacy Read more about Ambassador Chapman – Brazil[…]