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Ambassador (ret.) John F. Maisto
A former Foreign Service Officer (33-year career) born, raised, and public school-educated in a Monongahela Valley steel town--Braddock, reflects on how that life helped craft a diplomatic career in Latin America and Asia. Plus, experience a free-wheeling discussion of the issues then and now, satisfactions and regrets, and how to learn from experience (maybe) as we face foreign affairs dangers, conundrums, and opportunities in the Trump era.
Ambassador Dan Simpson
Dan Simpson is a former American diplomat, with service at home and abroad, including as U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic, Somalia and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with assignments also to Nigeria, Libya, Burundi, South Africa, Bulgaria, Iceland, Lebanon, Bosnia-Herzegovina and as deputy commandant of the U.S. Army War College and the National Defense University. He is current Associate Editor of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, writing daily editorials and a column on international affairs, U.S. politics, and economics.