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The Power of Diplomacy and Importance of Protocol
Wednesday, July 08, 2020, 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
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WFPG's Foreign Policy and Technology Series

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Power of Diplomacy and Importance of Protocol 

Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, Author of Protocol

Ambassador Dina Kawar, Ambassador of Jordan to the US

Ambassador Audrey Marks, Ambassador of Jamaica to the US

  Welcome by Ambassador Cathy Russell, WFPG Board Co-Chair

For over two decades, Capricia Penavic Marshall has been facilitating diplomatic meetings at the highest levels of government, setting the tone and overseeing the invisible gestures meant to build trust between heads of state and top officials around the world. In her new book, Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You, Marshall offers an analysis of the power in detail and nuance—the micro-moves that affect the macro-shifts.

In times of crisis and division, the stakes for successful diplomacy increase dramatically. What role does protocol play in setting the stage for negotiations and what impact does it have on the ability for decision-makers to reach a consensus? Join us for a conversation with Author Capricia Penavic Marshall, Ambassador Dina Kawar and Ambassador Audrey Marks, as they share insights from their impressive diplomatic careers and what lessons we should take going forward.

Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall served as Chief of Protocol of the United States from 2009 to 2013. She is current president of Global Engagement Strategies, which advises international public and private clients on issues relating to the nexus of business and cultural diplomacy, and serves as Ambassador-in-Residence at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council. In her post under the Obama administration, she reinvented modern protocol by building relationships between industry leaders worldwide creating strategies to transform global engagement. During her service she oversaw the details of diplomacy during six State and Official Visits, countless Working Visits, and the G20, Nuclear Security, APEC, G8, NATO and Sunnylands Summits. Previously, she served as Deputy Assistant to the President and White House Social Secretary (1997-2001) and Special Assistant to First Lady Hillary Clinton (1993-1997). She serves on several boards including the Women’s Foreign Policy Group.

Ambassador Dina Kawar was appointed as Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan to the US in June 2016. Previously, Kawar served as Permanent Representative of Jordan to the United Nations, during Jordan's non-permanent membership of the Security Council (2014-2015) and was the first Arab woman to preside over the Council. In February 2016, she was appointed by the President of the UN General Assembly as a co-facilitator for the high-level meeting of the plenary of the General Assembly on the large movement of refugees and migrants to take place in September 2016. From 2001 to 2013, Ambassador Kawar served as the Ambassador of Jordan to France, and concurrently to UNESCO and to the Holy See (2002-2013), and to Portugal (2005-2013). Ambassador Kawar was awarded the Medal of Independence of the first degree by His Majesty King Abdullah II and holds a number of other decorations and awards.

Ambassador Audrey Marks has served as Jamaica's thirteenth Ambassador to the US and the Permanent Representative of Jamaica to the OAS since 2016. She previously served in the same capacity from 2010 to 2012, where she became Jamaica’s first woman ambassador to the US. Prior to assuming her Ambassadorial role, Ambassador Marks, an entrepreneur by profession, started and operated six businesses, including a 100-acre banana exporting farm, a transportation company, and a real estate sales and development company. She is perhaps best known for having founded Paymaster (Jamaica) Limited, an online paymaster system which was the first multi-transaction agency in the Caribbean. She has the distinction of being the first woman president of the American Chamber of Commerce of Jamaica and received numerous citations and recognition for her pioneering work, entrepreneurial endeavors and commitment to social causes. Marks has also served on and led numerous private and public-sector boards.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 1 to 2 PM EDT | Online

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