Governor Bill Richardson: War and Peace—The Importance of Multilateral Diplomacy

Monday, February 1, 4:00–5:00 p.m. Pacific Time

Diplomacy isn’t just about winning. It’s about creatively collaborating to craft a solution that works for both parties. How the United States does this as it moves forward in a complicated world stage will be more than challenging.

Join Professor Emerita, Jan Knippers Black, and two-time Governor of New Mexico, Bill Richardson, for this critical discussion.

Professor Black taught an array of subjects, including grassroots development, international and comparative politics, media, and human rights. She is a founding generation Peace Corps member in Chile, and served several terms on the national board of Amnesty International USA.

Governor Bill Richardson currently operates the Richardson Center for Global Engagement, a foundation focused on conflict resolution, prisoner release, and environmental protection. His long career includes serving seven terms as U.S Congressman, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations under President Clinton, and Secretary of Energy. As a diplomat and Special Envoy to the Organization of American States (OAS), Richardson successfully won the release of hostages and American servicemen in North Korea, Cuba, Iraq, and the Sudan.

This event is part of the Jan Black Human Rights Speaker Series.

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