Donna Marie Oglesby taught as Diplomat in Residence at Eckerd College, in St. Petersburg, Florida 1997 -2017, following her retirement from a twenty-five year career in the U.S. Foreign Service that culminated as Counselor of Agency (USIA), the ranking career position (1993 - 96). While in the Foreign Service, Donna served abroad in Latin America, Europe, and Asia.

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Diplomacy Disrupted

Fresh from his world order wrecking tour of Europe in July 2018, President Donald J. Trump has clarified what diplomatic culture is by displaying the countercultural variant at every turn. At his prizefight in Helsinki, he delivered the final blow to the essence of diplomacy which former American Ambassador Chas W. Freeman calls: “the processes…