Tag archives: diplomacy

Haass Promotes Civic Duties, Global Diplomacy
By Scott Craig   |   March 12, 2024

Richard Haass, who worked at the White House, State Department, and Pentagon under four different presidents, offered a civics lesson on global diplomacy while bringing clarity to international conflicts at the sold-out 19th annual Westmont President’s Breakfast on March 1st at the Hilton Santa Barbara Beachfront Resort. Despite the Israel-Hamas war, the Russia-Ukraine war, contentious […]

Your Opponent is not Your Enemy: Just Ask Sports
By Charlie Firestone   |   July 29, 2021

As Tokyo gears up for the 2021 version of the 2020 Olympics, and calls proliferate to boycott the 2024 Beijing Olympics, it’s time to evaluate the role of sports in society. The ancient Olympics were the first instance of sports diplomacy, as the city-states called a truce to allow athletes to travel to the games. […]

Thank You Joey-Boy! A Victory for Quiet Diplomacy
By Rinaldo Brutoco   |   June 3, 2021

This column is sort of an “apology” to President Joe Biden. I became a bit critical of President Biden last Wednesday, June 19 as the shelling in the Middle East continued unabated. I spoke to Congressman Salud Carbajal to express my frustration that Biden, who had been doing fairly well in my view up until […]