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Diplomacy and the "Violent Jihad"

A free, one-day conference  consisting of panel discussions between former American Ambassadors which will focus on several specific cases with a view to developing a global focus on American policy and effective diplomatic responses.  Held at Montalto, home of the Robert H. Smith Center.  

Sponsored by the American Academy of Diplomacy and Monticello's Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies.

Jefferson and the Itty-Bitty Potentate

This blog entry came up in my Google Alert a few days ago - its main focus is actually a cathedral in Saigon, but it incidentally mentions a fascinating little episode in Jefferson's life of which I was heretofore unaware.

Thomas Barclay Gets His Due

Recently arrived as a very kind gift from two former fellows: