Diplomacy: Then and Now

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This summer and fall at The Fells in Newbury, join us for a series of programs on the historical significance of John Milton Hay’s diplomatic efforts as an official and, later, as U.S. Secretary of State. The diplomat and statesman’s summer estate will host Diplomacy: Then and Now, a series that examines the history of some of the country’s biggest diplomatic efforts and explores the importance of diplomacy in today’s world. Visit www. thefells.org or our online calendar for detailed descriptions of each topic and join us at The Fells Historic Estate and Gardens for these upcoming programs:

“Stumping for Lincoln: John Hay’s Mission to Florida,” lecture by Mike Pride was held Sunday, June 23.  

Teddy Roosevelt’s Nobel Prize: New Hampshire and the Portsmouth Peace Treaty, lecture by Charles Doleac, Thursday, July 25, 4:00 pm  INFO

Film & Discussion: “American Experience: Panama Canal” Friday, August 2, 7:00 pm  INFO

“Getting to Know You: Diplomats and Intelligence Gathering in the Anglo-American World during the Civil War,” lecture by Hugh Dubrulle, Thursday,  August 8, 4:00 pm  INFO

“Citizen Diplomacy: A Foreign Service Institute Workshop,” lecture by Dorothy Rogers Mayhew, Friday, August 16, 1:00 pm  INFO

"John Hay: Diplomacy in the Era of American Imperialism,” lecture by Randall Hanson, Sunday, Sept. 15, 4:00 pm  INFO

Panama Treaty Negotiation Simulation Saturday, September 28, 1:00 pm  INFO

Intergenerational Model UN Conference Sunday, October 6, 1:00 pm  INFO