Events and Announcements

Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Past Events

Past Events

Past Event

Global Literacy Masterclass - Diplomacy First

April 18, 2022 12-2 p.m.

A review of the development and execution of U.S. foreign policy from the ground up -- or rather the top down -- including a discussion of the value for U.S. diplomacy as the first and priority tool of America’s international engagement.

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Global Literacy Masterclass - The U.S. and the World

April 12, 2022, 12-2 p.m.

An examination of the unique U.S. role in the world, how we got here, and where we are likely to go in the future.

Like in all our masterclasses, we strip away the jargon of international politics and speak in clear text about us as a people on an undeniably interconnected globe.

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Genocide Awareness Week 2022

Not on Our Watch

The 10th Rosenbluth Family Charitable Foundation Genocide Awareness Week, held April 4-9, 2022, is a series of lectures, exhibits and storytelling by distinguished survivors, scholars, politicians, activists, artists, humanitarians and members of law enforcement. This week-long event seeks to address how we, as a global society, confront violent actions and current and ongoing threats of genocide throughout the world, while also looking to the past for guidance and to honor those affected by genocide.

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Global Literacy Masterclass - International Trade and the American Worker

March 24, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m.

A fact-based discussion of international trade and how it affects American workers. How can international trade create quality jobs for American workers and what are the negative effects?  How can increasing trade and investment outside the United States serve American interests?  What are your concerns about international trade?

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Diplomats at Work by the American Foreign Service Association

Continuing our celebration of USAID's 60th birthday this month, Diplomats@Work will chat with Nancy Ostrowski about the work of USAID and her life as a USAID Foreign Service Officer. From her work in more traditional USAID programs like Moldova to her evacuation from South Sudan, her experiences provide a good representation of the varied work USAID does around the world. There will be opportunities for Q&A.

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December Virtual Roundtables for Universities from USIP

December 1st, 3 – 4pm ET: State Fragility and Peace in Latin America

In this 1-hour moderated discussion from the U.S. Institute of Peace, attendees will hear from USIP experts about state fragility and peace priorities in northern Central America, Latin America, and the region. The session will explore regional dynamics in the hemisphere, current challenges in places like Haiti and Venezuela, and the ongoing peace process in Colombia, and participants will have the opportunity to join the conversation on U.S. policy priorities.

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November Virtual Roundtables for Universities from USIP

November 9th, 3 – 4pm ET: Countering Violent Extremism

In this 1-hour moderated discussion from the U.S. Institute of Peace, attendees will hear from USIP experts on the priority theme of countering violent extremism (CVE) and on peace and security challenges in Mozambique, and will have the opportunity to participate in a conversation that explores peacebuilding approaches and practical ways forward.

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Nov. 2 - 5

The Micro to Macro Workshop

Our PDS Alumnus, Michael Garlid, would like to invite you to the Micro to Macro workshop on Friday, November 5th from 17:15 - 18:15 CET. If you would like to participate, please follow the registration directions on our LinkedIn event page here

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Virtual Panel Discussion: "Leading with Character in Uncharted Waters"

The ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab and Phoenix Council on Foreign Relations will host four exceptional leaders as they discuss their leadership journey in the U.S. Armed Forces. Tuesday, September 28, 2021  12:00 p.m. MST | 3:00 p.m. EDT 

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Complimentary registration code (not to be shared on social media) is "leadership." 

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Zoom Webinar: The Balkans on Tenterhooks

Please join the Harriman Institute for a roundtable discussion on current events in the Balkans. This discussion is situated at a momentous time of political strife that cuts across the Western Balkans region against the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our AGL alumni leader, Ljubomir Filipovic, will participate in this discussion. October 12, 2021  12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT

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Global Literacy Masterclasses

The LDNS Lab Masterclass Series, offered through the Lab’s Ambassador-in-Residence, engages the ASU community and ultimately all audiences in partnership with the university, in a broad–ranging conversation about America’s foreign policy and the country’s role in world affairs.

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NEW Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership (MA IAL)

MA-IAL

NEW Master of Arts in International Affairs and Leadership (MA IAL), offered by the School of Politics and Global Studies

Priorty deadline for Spring 2022: December 14, 2021 

For more information, please contact Ashley Wright at Ashley.A.Wright@asu.edu 

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U.S. Department of State Fall 2021 Student Internship Program

The U.S. Department of State Fall 2021 Student Internship Program will open for application soon for one week only. This is a limited amount of time to apply for these positions; we encourage you to start preparing today. Here are three steps you can take:

1. Learn about the Student Internship Program

2. Create your USAJOBS account, build your resume, and get your transcript 

3. Research the U.S. Department of State’s Bureaus and Offices to find the right internship opportunity for you.   

If you have any questions or would like to search for topics of interest, please visit U.S. Department of State forums or FAQs at careers.state.gov.

Recent Announcements

Recent Announcements

Gen. H.R. McMaster Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony Keynote

H.R. McMaster gives the keynote address during Arizona State University's Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony for the spring 2022 semester, held May 7 in Tempe.
Photo by Deanna Dent/ASU

On May 7, Arizona State University and ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab Distinguished Fellow Gen. H.R. McMaster served as the keynote speaker for the Veterans Honor Stole Ceremony.

He recognized the value of an education at ASU "to develop further the knowledge, the skills, the abilities that will permit you to go on and make even greater contributions to our nation and all of humanity.”

Congratulations to all of the ASU Spring 2022 graduates, especially our LDNS Lab students and fellows!

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CIEE Bridge Builders Award

Congratulations to Arizona State University for being selected as a CIEE Council on International Educational Exchange Bridge Builder Award winner!

This honor recognizes institutions that have strengthened the field of international education and exchange and have contributed to building mutual understanding across cultures.

The ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab is honored to play a part in ASU's efforts in global education.

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Past Announcements

Past Announcements

Roskind Great Hall Dedication

The Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab offers its congratulations to Herb and Laura Roskind following the dedication of Roskind Great Hall on ASU's Tempe Campus this past week. Their generous donations and engagement with the University have positively impacted countless students and departments, including the LDNS Lab.

Learn more about the Roskind's and their incredible work below:

ASU News Article

Meet the Roskind's

Great Hall Dedication

American Diplomat Podcast - Countering Genocide

The Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab is a proud sponsor of the American Diplomat Podcast. LDNS Lab co-founder and former Ambassador to Holocaust Issues Edward O'Donnell is featured on the recent episode, "Countering Genocide." 

About the episode: "War crimes and genocide, from the Holocaust of World War II to Ukraine today, and many other places on earth. Moved by his experience of the civil rights movement as a youth in the South, Ed O'Donnell devoted his life to preventing the emergence of genocides worldwide and bringing justice in their aftermath."

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American Diplomat Podcast - Ukraine: The Will to Fight

The Leadership, Diplomacy, and National Security Lab is a proud sponsor of the American Diplomat Podcast. LDNS Lab co-founder Lt. General Benjamin Freakley is featured on the recent episode, "Ukraine: The Will to Fight."

About the episode: "No one guessed Ukraine could succeed in combatting Putin. How has the country done it? What has Putin got wrong? General Ben Freakley is back with insights on the will to fight, military strategy, and values-based leadership."

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Foreign Service Journal - April Edition

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The April Edition of the Foreign Service Journal is out now!

The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider’s perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.

Check out the article on "Core Precepts," which covers traits important for those aspiring to work in the Foreign Service, like diversity, substantive knowledge, leadership, communication skills, and more.

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U.S. Diplomacy: Preventing Genocide

As a part of Genocide Awareness Week at Arizona State University, ASU Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab co-founder and former Ambassador to Holocaust Issues Edward O'Donnell discussed the role of the U.S. government in preventing and responding to atrocities.

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Ambassador O'Donnell served on and moderated several additional panels throughout Genocide Awareness Week. For the full playlist of presentations from #GAW22, visit this link:

All Recordings

Spring Global Literacy Masterclasses

Global Literacy Masterclasses are back for the Spring!

The Leadership, Diplomacy and National Security Lab (LDNS Lab) Masterclass Series, offered through the Lab’s Ambassador-in-Residence, engages the ASU community and ultimately all audiences in partnership with the university, in a broad–ranging conversation about America’s foreign policy and the country’s role in world affairs. Spring course offerings include:

International Trade and the American Worker | March 24 12-1:30 p.m.

The U.S. and the World | April 12, 2022 12-2 p.m.

Diplomacy First | April 18, 2022 12-2 p.m.

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The Summer of the Cockroaches

Pardis Mahdavi relays her experience of the Iranian sexual revolution and similar movements in the Middle East, including Afghanistan. Why was the summer of the cockroaches her favorite? There weren't enough cockroaches for everybody! And this is to say nothing of the orgies. Listen and find out what all of this could possibly mean.

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Internship Opportunities with DOD

The Office of the Secretary of Defense/Washington Headquarters Services (OSD/WHS) offers volunteer opportunities to students enrolled in an accredited high school, trade school, college and/or university. These opportunities allow students to explore career options in their field of study and develop personal and professional skills. Volunteer students are exposed to the work environment while learning about the Department of Defense missions and responsibilities. 

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Analysis of the Foreign Malign Influence in Montenegro

Analysis of the Foreign Malign Influence in Montenegro 2019-2021 by Ljubomir Filipovic 

For many years now, the Republic of Montenegro has been facing numerous threats of a hybrid nature that are aggressively attacking its national and state-building identity. The level and intensity of malicious activities has changed over the years, from assassination attempts to inciting (and violent) protests in the streets to influence the election process. 

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