How the U.S. Diplomatic Corps Became Worthy of a Great Power: A Roundtable with Dr. Jack Hamilton


How the U.S. Diplomatic Corps Became Worthy of a Great Power: Hugh Gibson and His Pretty Good Club


The Council was honored to host Jack Hamilton for this hybrid Roundtable event. Jack Hamilton, a former journalist and government official, is the Hopkins P. Breazeale LSU Foundation Professor at Louisiana State University, where he was a journalism dean and executive vice-chancellor. He also is a Global Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His most recent book, Manipulating the Masses: Woodrow Wilson and the Birth of American Propaganda, was awarded the Goldsmith Prize.


Recording Index

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Dr. Hamilton's Remarks

Legations vs. Embassies

International Disinformation Campaigns

Demographics of the Foreign Service

Hugh Gibson and the Rise of Hitler

Ambassadorial Nomination Process

Targeting of American Diplomats Abroad