Considering the Foreign Service: Event Recap
Changing Times in Cuba?
On Thursday, January 30, 2020, the Reiff Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution co-sponsored an event with the Department of Political Science at Christopher Newport University to bring Dr. Dan Whitman to speak on his almost 25-year tenure with the U.S. Foreign Service, spanning positions in Africa, Europe, and Haiti. More specifically, he spent […]
Four Human Rights Situations to Watch in 2016
For many college students spring is the time of travel and fun. With the warm weather comes a week off for students everywhere to kick back relax and travel to somewhere new. When a typical college student scans the possible spring break hot spots they might take pause on Cuba, a country in close […]
Kickstarting the Six Party Talks : How to re-engage with North Korea
In a fast moving world, it’s often hard to keep track of the many evolving Human Rights situations across the world. To help, we’ve compiled a list of four cases which may have flown under your radar. Please remember that the following is not complete in any way, but provides a snap shot […]
Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences for the United States
Building off of the momentum generated by the Iran nuclear deal, some have considered whether the East Asian political climate is ripe for the resumption of nuclear negotiations with North Korea. While the extensive “Six-party” talks were unsuccessful, a general deterioration of Chinese-North Korean relations has upset the relationship between the two states, in […]
What’s a Diplomat to Do in this Uncertain World?
The current state of the Middle East is one of the most chaotic and turbulent times in modern history – with the rise of ISIS and other militant groups, ethnic tensions and conflicts within countries, and a failure of governance in not one, but many of the Middle Eastern countries. Last week, The Reiff […]
American diplomacy has always been a cornerstone of American presence abroad, as we hold embassies or consulates in 190 countries, managing over 300 diplomatic missions. Career Diplomats are some of the most prestigious and well respected members of the United States Government. Working in tandem with US security forces, US diplomats protect and represent […]