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Networking the World
12:00pm - 1:00pm EST
Virtual Event


What can we learn from the protocol of the highest levels of diplomacy? As the pandemic has pushed people farther apart, networking and making connections for both personal and professional reasons have become increasingly difficult, but the tools of international diplomacy can help.

In this virtual event, former U.S. Chief of Protocol Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall will discuss what we can learn from some of the most important meetings in international relations — state visits, NATO summits, G20 meetings, and more — to forge better and deeper connections in this time of crisis. How can we leverage the power of diplomacy to ace a virtual job interview, how can small cultural gestures make or break a first impression, and what can we learn from President Obama’s historic meetings with other heads of state?

Join Perry World House for this virtual event to get answers to these questions and more with a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of international diplomacy.

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Headshot of Ambassador Capricia Penavic MarshallCapricia Penavic Marshall is President of Global Engagement Strategies, LLC, which advises international, public, and private clients on issues relating to the nexus of business and cultural diplomacy and Ambassador-in-Residence at the Atlantic Council in Washington, D.C. Ms. Marshall is the author of the recently published book, Protocol: The Power of Diplomacy and How to Make It Work for You. She served as White House Social Secretary in the Clinton Administration from 1997 to 2001 and United States Chief of Protocol in the Obama administration from 2009 to 2013. In her posts, she enhanced traditional protocol methods with new tools to build relationships between dignitaries and industry leaders world-wide. She lives in Washington, D.C., with her husband, Dr. Robert J. Marshall, and her loving mother, Mary Penavic, and is the proud parent of Robert “Cole” Penavic Marshall.