Past Event

The Use (and abuse) of Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool

April 20, 2018
4:15 PM - 5:45 PM
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Faculty House, 64 Morningside Dr., New York, NY 10027 Presidential Ballroom

As a tool of global governance, “The Use (and abuse) of Sanctions as a Foreign Policy Tool,” will include discussion of what sanctions can (and cannot) achieve, best practices, and avoidable pitfalls. Ambassador Fried, whose last job in government in a 40-year Foreign Service career was Sanctions Coordinator for the State Department, will discuss sanctions in the context of current front-burner foreign policy challenges, including Russia, Iran, and North Korea.

This event is part of the Ambassador Donald and Vera Blinken Lecture Series on Global Governance.

Ambassador Daniel Fried is a distinguished fellow with the Atlantic Council and is the United States’ longest-serving diplomat. Prior to joining the Atlantic Council, he served as the US State Department’s coordinator for sanctions policy from 2013 to 2017. Previously, Fried served as special envoy for the Closure of the Guantanamo Detainee Facility and was assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian affairs under the Bush Administration, as well as special assistant to the president and senior director for European and Eurasian affairs at the National Security Council. From November 1997 until May 2000, Fried served as ambassador to Poland, where he had developed much of his earlier career. Ambassador Fried has focused on designing and implementing US policy to advance freedom and security in Central and Eastern Europe, NATO enlargement, and the Russia-NATO relationship.

You can read the full lecture summary by clicking here.

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Center on Global Economic Governance