Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University & Former Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs, U.S. Embassy in Berlin
Dr. Helena Kane Finn is a former career diplomat of the Department of State who served as Minister-Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin; as Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassies in Tel Aviv, Ankara, and Vienna; and as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, among other positions. Dr. Finn will discuss the ways in which public and cultural diplomacy can be used in conflict situations to reduce tensions between opposing parties in the promotion of universal human rights. The talk will be based on a memoir which recounts her own experiences in the realm of soft power over three decades in the diplomatic service.
Organized by Prof. Victoria Phillips | Sponsored by The European Institute, The Harriman Institute, The Department of History, and The Institute for the Study of Human Rights
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