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Santa Fe Council on International Relations' Personal Meeting Room - Shared screen with speaker view
Marina LaPalma
27:13
is everyone else hearing the audio with a delay-repeat?
Deborah Jones
27:33
no
Gloria Gordon
27:46
no. it’s ok
Marina LaPalma
33:36
The echo is happening again and making it difficult to follow.
Marina LaPalma
34:04
some kind of second audio source leaking into the feed?
Linda Barker
34:53
No problem for me.
VICKI HUDDLESTON
35:07
Do other people have an echo. I don’t.. Marina it may just be your connection.
anita
35:39
I HAVE no echo
Santa Fe Council on International Relations
35:44
Marina, you have two calls open. You need to close one of them. I can do this for you, but I don't know which one to remove.
Santa Fe Council on International Relations
49:13
Bill Burns link (thanks, Brian!) https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/07/united-states-needs-new-foreign-policy/614110/
Herb Thomas
01:13:50
Given the hemorrhaging of experienced officers from the Department starting in 2017, how practical would it be to rehire significant numbers of people without making them start at the bottom/take exams again?
Brian Goldbeck
01:14:10
Thanks for your comments.  The State Department earlier was known as “male, pale, and Yale.” Your views on progress in this respect?  I was a “diversity” candidate FSO – geographic diversity as State discovered, apparently much to its surprise, in the 1950’s, 1960’s that Wisconsin had two very powerful Senators in Proxmire and Nelson so maybe greater geographic diversity was warranted.
Mary Lewis Grow
01:16:32
If Colin Powell was opposed to our invasion of Iraq, WHY did he get co-opted into giving the talk to the UN claiming that we had “proof” (demonstrated by drawings, not photos) that Iraq was developing nuclear weapons and out to do us harm?
Irene
01:26:36
What is the first thing the new administration should do to help restore the State Dept and its efficacy.
Skylar
01:27:03
Trump signified a stark, very critical, shift in foreign policy. In a post-Trump administration, do you think the world will be ready for the US to come back to the international table?
Brian Goldbeck
01:46:09
Here's an answer to Powell question. https://eur03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/16/magazine/colin-powell-iraq-war.html&data=02|01||aead5080d8a84e28aa5b08d829ad56f3|84df9e7fe9f640afb435aaaaaaaaaaaa|1|0|637305171743291952&sdata=02U350hwxVBNGTjwVF5eZq/kIVVfB9WXEUX6bvGdWls=&reserved=0
Brian Goldbeck
01:49:42
In the military,  there’s a natural leadership ladder that goes from platoon to company to battalion, etc.  At State, FSOs mostly in Econ and Political cones, rarely have more personnel to supervise – issues yes, but people, materiel, etc.no.This is perhaps less a problem for Consular, Management, and Public Diplomacy officers. Thoughts on how to improve management and leadership skills to ensure future Ambassadors, etc. have the needed experience to lead effectively?