About This Event
As the European Union’s first High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security, Baroness Catherine Ashton was tasked with managing the EU’s response to international crises from 2009 to 2014. During her tenure, Ashton learned the ins and outs of modern-day diplomacy, negotiating historic agreements, responding to natural disasters and political instability, dealing with dictators and war criminals, and navigating the international landscape in pursuit of greater cooperation and stability. How does diplomacy function behind closed doors? And how can it be used to address the many challenges the world faces today? Join Ashton for a conversation on 21st century diplomacy and get a behind-the-scenes look into how diplomacy is done.
Copies of Ashton’s book, And Then What?: Inside Stories of 21st-Century Diplomacy, will be available from The Book Cellar for sale and signing following the program.