The Kellogg-Briand Pact: The Aspiration for Global Peace and Security
August 27, 2021 marks 93 years since the signing of the Kellogg-Briand Pact--a historic treaty that pursued the lofty goal of ending war. While the treaty was ultimately unsuccessful in eliminating war, it set a global precedent for peace. Learn more about this treaty and the special Kellogg-Briand Pact artifact in our collection.
Artifact Highlight: Ping Pong Diplomacy
In April 1971, nine players from the U.S. Table Tennis team took a historic trip to China, becoming the first delegation of Americans to visit the country in decades. Their trip was the start of what became known as “ping pong diplomacy” and helped lay the groundwork for establishing official diplomatic relations between the United States and the People’s Republic of China. Connie Sweeris, one of the nine players, recently donated a collection of personal mementos from that trip to the National Museum of American Diplomacy’s permanent collection.
September 14: Diplomacy Classroom: The Fulbright Teacher Exchange Experience
In this month’s Diplomacy Classroom, we are highlighting the Fulbright Teacher Program in honor of its 75th anniversary. We will explore how teachers can take advantage of exchange opportunities and become diplomats, inspiring a global outlook and global competence in their students.
Diplomacy on Camp David: Presidential Retreat and International Meeting Site
Why have U.S. presidents conducted business away from the White House? How did this lead to the creation of Camp David? In our latest Spotlight on Diplomacy exhibit, we explore this historic retreat and meeting site. You can also watch our recent Diplomacy Classroom where we dive deeper into how President Jimmy Carter used this location to broker peace between Egypt and Israel in 1978.
How to Teach History through Diplomacy Simulations
In our recent Diplomacy Classroom, the NMAD Education Team shares how to facilitate our historical diplomacy simulations. Watch the event for tips and to see more of our education resources.
The Power of Olympians, Paralympians, and Sports Diplomacy
What role do the Olympics play in American diplomacy? Watch our recent discussion with NMAD’s Public Historian Dr. Alison Mann, Paralympian and U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy and ECA exchange sports alumnus John Register, Dr. Damion Thomas, Curator of Sports at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Dr. Ashleigh Huffman, Program Specialist from the Department of State’s Sports Diplomacy Division.