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Lew Lukens: The Downgrading of Diplomacy

Season 1, Ep. 14

Lew Lukens became one of America's top diplomats through several decades in the Foreign Service, including postings as Executive Director for Secretary of State Clinton, Ambassador to Senegal/Guinea-Bissau, and DCM in London.

Lew offers candid observations about how the current Administration has jeopardized U.S. interests and values, and the practice of diplomacy around the world, in conversation with classmates Jack Weiss and Nils Muiznieks, the recent European Human Rights Commissioner.

Lew is now a Senior Partner in London with Signum Global Advisors, a New York-based independent advisory firm.

(The current Administration's assault on professionalism targeted Lew; you can read about that here:

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