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The ongoing global health crisis has revealed the costs of a government unwilling to correct its course. While the Trump administration carries disdain for contrary opinions to a new level, the culture of the federal government has long dismissed voices of dissent, frequently to our peril. In her book, The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age, Elizabeth Shackelford shares her personal experience as a diplomat trying to push back against the status quo, and offers insight into the State Department’s long history of ignoring others who have tried to do the same.
Watch a recorded Zoom panel with Elizabeth and Ambassador Nancy McEldowney as they discuss with moderator Andrew Albertson how a healthier culture of dissent is necessary for a more effective national security strategy. This event was co-hosted by Quincy Institute and Foreign Policy for America, and took place on Friday, May 22, at 2 PM EST.