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Poland: National Identity, Judicial Reforms and Security

Left to Right: Ambassadors Timothy Chorba, Laurie Fulton and G. Philip Hughes

In this special episode, podcast host Ambassador G. Philip Hughes sits down with Ambassadors Laurie Fulton and Timothy Chorba on the heels of CAA's latest overseas fact-finding mission to Estonia, Lithuania and Poland. In this episode, ambassadors focus on their visit to Poland where they held high-level meetings with Polish officials. They talk about Polish security concerns as a NATO ally, Polish judicial reforms, the refugee crisis, religion and national identity, and Nord Stream 2 (and the potential for an alternative Baltic pipeline).


Ambassador Timothy A. Chorba

Ambassador Chorba served as U.S. Ambassador to Singapore from 1994 to 1998 and currently serves as the Council of American Ambassadors President. He was a partner at Patton Boggs where he engaged in international corporate legal practice, including government relations, public policy issues, commercial transactions, trade issues, anti-counterfeiting, serving American and European multinational enterprises doing business in North America, Western Europe, South America and Asia.

Ambassador Laurie S. Fulton

Ambassador Fulton served as U.S. Ambassador to Denmark from 2009 to 2013. As Ambassador, she managed U.S. relations with Denmark, Greenland and the Faroe Islands in areas related to national security, counter-terrorism, arctic policy, piracy, and international law enforcement, among others. She co-founded Green Partners for Growth, a bi-lateral, public-private initiative to develop business opportunities for U.S. and Danish companies in sustainable energy and green technologies.

Ambassador Hughes served as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and Eastern Caribbean from 1990 to 1993 and currently serves as the Council of American Ambassadors Vice President. Previous assignments include Executive Secretary of the National Security Council, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs, Director for Latin American Affairs on the National Security Council staff, Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs, and Assistant Director for Intelligence Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. He is currently Senior Director of the White House Writers Group in Washington, DC.

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