Stuart Eizenstat in conversation with Jason Carter - The Art of Diplomacy

Stuart Eizenstat in conversation with Jason Carter - The Art of Diplomacy

Tuesday, Jun 04, 2024 7:00 PM

The Carter Center
453 John Lewis Freedom Parkway NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30307

"Diplomacy has long been the backbone of U.S. foreign policy, and among its most skilled practitioners is Stuart Eizenstat. His latest book, "The Art of Diplomacy," reveals why diplomatic negotiations are an essential tool in achieving our country’s long-term objectives—filled with first-hand experiences to bring to life the drama and consequences of international negotiation. From regional conflicts to global crises, Eizenstat recognizes that diplomacy is not the pursuit of perfection but the balancing of risk.” —Hillary Clinton

The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library and A Cappella Books are honored to welcome the author to The Carter Center to discuss his acclaimed new book, "The Art of Diplomacy: How American Negotiators Reached Historic Agreements that Changed the World." Eizenstat will appear in conversation with Jason Carter.

This event is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase at the venue. Masks are optional.

About the Book

In one readable volume, diplomat and negotiator Stuart E. Eizenstat covers every major contemporary international agreement, from the treaty to end the Vietnam War to the Kyoto Protocols and the Iranian Nuclear Accord. Written from the perspective that only a participant in top level negotiations can bring, Eizenstat recounts the events that led up to the negotiation, the drama that took place around the table, and draws lessons from successful and unsuccessful strategies and tactics.

Based on interviews with over 60 key figures in American diplomacy, including former presidents and secretaries of state, and major political figures abroad, Eizenstat provides an intimate view of diplomacy as today’s history.

"The Art of Diplomacy" will be an indispensable volume to understand American foreign policy and provide invaluable insights on the art of negotiation for anyone involved in government or business negotiations.

About the Author

Stuart E. Eizenstat has served as U.S. Ambassador to the European Union and Deputy Secretary of both Treasury and State. He is also the author of "President Carter: The White House Years" (2018), "The Future of the Jews: How Global Forces are Impacting the Jewish People, Israel, and Its Relationship with the United States" (2012), and "Imperfect Justice: Looted Assets, Slave Labor, and the Unfinished Business of World War II" (2003). He is an international lawyer in Washington, DC.

About the Conversation Partner

Jason Carter is a former state senator from Georgia, where he served from 2010 to 2015.

A 9th-generation Georgian, he is the grandson of former President Jimmy Carter and the son of Jack Carter and Judy Langford, daughter of former Georgia State Senator James Beverly Langford. After graduating from high school, Carter attended Duke University where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in philosophy and political science.

After graduating from Duke University, Carter served in the Peace Corps, stationed in South Africa. He lived in Lochiel, South Africa, where he worked on education issues in rural areas.

He is currently a partner at the law firm of Bondurant, Mixson & Elmore in Atlanta. He has represented the National Football League Players Association and won the Stuart Eizenstat Young Lawyer Award, given by the Anti-Defamation League, for his pro bono work defending voting rights.