This section presents informal presentations on important developments in America’s diplomatic history. It contains an amusing article by former Secretary of State Dean Acheson as well as FSO Jack Zetkulic’s “one-hour diplomatic history” presentation to incoming Foreign Service Officers and a lecture by Peter Bridges on the three extraordinary Civil Servants who essentially ran the State Department over a 100-year period.
- Dean Acheson, “Of Mice and Mail,” Foreign Service Journal, May 1965
- Peter Bridges, "Three Great Civil Servants" - lecture at DACOR Bacon House, Washington, D.C., October 11, 2005
- Peter Bridges, “Some Men Named William Hunter”
- Peter Bridges, “An Appreciation of Alvey Adee”
- Peter Bridges, “Mr. Carr Goes to Prague”
- Jack Zetkulic, “Compressed Diplomatic History” - presentation to new Foreign Service Officer classes at Foreign Service Institute, Department of State, 2006