Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs
China Initiative

Chas Freeman ─ Diplomacy as Risk Management

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Joukowsky Forum.

Reception to follow.

This lecture, the final in a series of three, will consider the implications of the ongoing collapse of the U.S. diplomatic safety net. If diplomacy promotes stability and predictability, inhibits inimical change, reduces the risk that amicable states will become adversaries or that adversaries will become enemies, provides situational awareness that reduces surprise, and enables governments to respond intelligently and tactfully to trends and events, what are the likely consequences of its suspension?


This lecture is the third of a three-part series on Statecraft and Diplomacy in Challenging Times delivered by Chas Freeman.