A conversation with the White House press secretary for ISD’s Diplomatic Immunity podcast

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters during a daily briefing on Wednesday, August 27, 2021 in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (Official White House Photo by Yash Mori)
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks to reporters during a daily briefing on Wednesday, August 27, 2021 in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House. (Image: )

Jen Psaki, the White House Press Secretary, joins ISD’s Director of Programs and Research Kelly McFarland and Council of Foreign Relations Fellow Jennifer Davis for the final episode of season 3. They discuss a specific problem that the press secretary and her team face every day: disinformation from foreign adversaries…

What we could expect from a traffic-light coalition

The Reichstag building in Berlin, home of the Bundestag, the German parliament. (Image: /)

On September 26, Germans went to the polls and : the center-left Social Democratic Party (SPD) finished in first place ahead of Angela Merkel’s conservative Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU), producing a shakeup in the German parliament’s composition. …

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Thank you for your continued interest in and ISD’s work in support of diplomacy. We love bringing you insights from Georgetown faculty, staff, students, and foreign policy practitioners on the latest developments in diplomacy.

As a new academic year approaches at Georgetown, we have decided…

Or, how the domestic interrupted the global at the G7

President Joe Biden disembarks Air Force One. (Image: )

President Joe Biden’s first international trip concluded on Wednesday after a much-anticipated summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva. The meeting between the U.S. president and the Russian autocrat topped off what The Wilson Center’s Dan Hamilton described as a “” over the past several…

ISD’s new podcast mini-series, Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10

This month, we wanted to highlight a from the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy on the origins and legacies of the 2011 Arab uprisings. The series features conversations between U.S. ambassadors, activists, scholars, and thinkers who experienced events first hand.

Diplomacy and the Arab Spring at 10, a Diplomatic Immunity podcast mini-series

The series explores revolutions…

Launching two blog series on diplomatic leadership and the ABCs of case teaching

This month, our authors have been asking: what does effective leadership in the foreign affairs space look like? (Image: on )

The promotion of diplomatic leadership and teaching the theory and practice of the diplomat’s craft lie at the core of everything we do at the .

As we further this mission, we have launched two new series in this, examining two important…

In this piece, originally published in , I call for a more coherent approach to UK human rights policy in the Middle East.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson gives a speech outside Downing Street. (Image: Cubankite/Shutterstock)

In an on February 19, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson made a claim we have heard before: the U.K. should…

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In this piece, originally published online in the on February 1, ISD publications editor Alistair Somerville offers some thoughts on priorities for the UK presidency of the UN Security Council.

The president’s chair at the horse shoe table, UN Security Council Chamber, New York (Image: )

The UK assumed the

Alistair Somerville

Alistair Somerville is the publications editor at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy and editor of The Diplomatic Pouch. Twitter: @apsomerville

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