Overview of the Foreign Relations of the U.S. Series with Joshua Botts, Office of the Historian, US Department of State

Date: 03/23/22
Location: Zoom

Wednesday, March 23, 1 p.m. CST (Zoom webinar)

Joshua Botts, from the State Department’s Office of the Historian, will deliver a presentation on the history of the Foreign Relations series, which began in 1861 under Abraham Lincoln's Secretary of State William H. Seward.  The Foreign Relations series is the United States Government’s official documentary history of the U.S. foreign policy decision-making and significant diplomatic activity.  His talk will discuss how the changing mission and scope of the series inspired stakeholders throughout the U.S. Government to continually revisit the standards and procedures used to balance security and transparency in published volumes.  This presentation will be of interest to anyone interested in government transparency and diplomatic history.

This program is free to members.