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Diversifying diplomacy : my journey from Roxbury to Dakar / Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas with Jim Robison ; foreword by Allan E. Goodman ; preface by John C. Bersia.

By: Elam-Thomas, Harriet Lee, 1941- [author.].
Contributor(s): Robison, Jim, 1952- [author.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: JSTOR eBooks.Publisher: [Lincoln, NE] : Potomac Books, an imprint of the University of Nebraska Press, [2017]Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 205 pages, 18 unnumbered pages of plates).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781612349800; 1612349803; 9781612349824; 161234982X.Subject(s): Diplomats -- United States -- Biography | Women diplomats -- United States -- Biography | African American diplomats -- BiographyAdditional physical formats: Print version:: Diversifying diplomacyDDC classification: 327.2092 | B Other classification: BIO022000 | BIO010000 | POL011010 Online resources: Click here to view this ebook. Summary: "Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was"the little Elam girl" from Boston. Diversifying Diplomacytells the story ofHarriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo.Inspired by the strong women in her life, shefollowed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States.The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Elam-Thomas's memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, recountingher experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacypresents thejourney of this successful woman,who not only found herself confronted by some of the world's heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come."-- Provided by publisher.Summary: "The firsthand account of Harriet Elam-Thomas, or "the little Elam girl" from Boston, whose decades-long effort as a woman of color distinguished her as a successful diplomat"-- Provided by publisher.
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"An ADST-DACOR diplomats and diplomacy book."

Includes index.

"Today, diverse women of all hues represent this country overseas. Some have called this development the "Hillary Effect." But well before our most recent female secretary of state there was Madeleine Albright, the first woman to serve in that capacity, and later Condoleezza Rice. Beginning at a more junior post in the Department of State in 1971, there was"the little Elam girl" from Boston. Diversifying Diplomacytells the story ofHarriet Lee Elam-Thomas, a young black woman who beat the odds and challenged the status quo.Inspired by the strong women in her life, shefollowed in the footsteps of the few women who had gone before her in her effort to make the Foreign Service reflect the diverse faces of the United States.The youngest child of parents who left the segregated Old South to raise their family in Massachusetts, Elam-Thomas distinguished herself with a diplomatic career at a time when few colleagues looked like her. Elam-Thomas's memoir is a firsthand account of her decades-long career in the U.S. Department of State's Foreign Service, recountingher experiences of making U.S. foreign policy, culture, and values understood abroad. Elam-Thomas served as a United States ambassador to Senegal (2000-2002) and retired with the rank of career minister after forty-two years as a diplomat. Diversifying Diplomacypresents thejourney of this successful woman,who not only found herself confronted by some of the world's heftier problems but also helped ensure that new shepherds of honesty and authenticity would follow in her international footsteps for generations to come."-- Provided by publisher.

"The firsthand account of Harriet Elam-Thomas, or "the little Elam girl" from Boston, whose decades-long effort as a woman of color distinguished her as a successful diplomat"-- Provided by publisher.

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Harriet Lee Elam-Thomas is a diplomat and professor who held numerous posts abroad over the course of her forty-two-year career, including positions in Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, France, Belgium, Mali, Senegal, and the Ivory Coast. She retired in 2005 from the U.S. State Department as a senior foreign-service officer with the rank of career minister and currently directs the University of Central Florida Diplomacy Program. Jim Robison is a retired newspaper reporter, columnist, and editor and is the author of eleven books on Central Florida history, lore, and legends.

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