Ambassador Series

The ABMF Ambassador Series offers a high-level briefing focused on topics of the day in the context of America’s unique, historical and current alliances.

With all that is unsettled in the world today, a deeper understanding of the economic, political, and historical drivers that are shaping events is critical – and sometimes, hard to find.

These high-level briefings, conducted by AMBC Historian Mike Knapp and a current or former ambassador, discuss the value of alliances from an historical context and in relationship to current events. These 60-minute Zoom meetings are by invitation only. Participants are encouraged to ask a question of the featured speaker either before the Briefing via e-mail or in the chat during the event.

The inaugural event was in September, 2021. ABMF Director Dr. Jerry Sheridan interviewed John Bruton, former prime minister of the Republic of Ireland and former EU Ambassador to the U.S. In May, 2022, the Ambassadors Series featured David O’Sullivan, former EU Ambassador to the U.S., interviewed by Mike Knapp. On June 8, 2022, ABMF hosted a “Special Event” in the Ambassadors Series: a webinar presented by LG Mark Hertling on “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Each of these sessions were remarkable for the breadth and depth of information discussed and the candor of the answered questions, which can be seen here

ABMF is grateful to John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick for their sponsorship of the inaugural Ambassador Series Briefing.

John G. Bruton

Dr. Jerome Sheridan

LG Mark Hertling

Mike Knapp

David O’Sullivan

With all that is unsettled in the world today, a deeper understanding of the economic, political, and historical drivers that are shaping events is critical – and sometimes, hard to find.

These high-level briefings, conducted by AMBC Historian Mike Knapp and a current or former ambassador, discuss the value of alliances from an historical context and in relationship to current events. These 60-minute Zoom meetings are by invitation only. Participants are encouraged to ask a question of the featured speaker either before the Briefing via e-mail or in the chat during the event.

The inaugural event was in September, 2021. ABMF Director Dr. Jerry Sheridan interviewed John Bruton, former prime minister of the Republic of Ireland and former EU Ambassador to the U.S. In May, 2022, the Ambassadors Series featured David O’Sullivan, former EU Ambassador to the U.S., interviewed by Mike Knapp. On June 8, 2022, ABMF hosted a “Special Event” in the Ambassadors Series: a webinar presented by LG Mark Hertling on “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Each of these sessions were remarkable for the breadth and depth of information discussed and the candor of the answered questions, which can be seen here

ABMF is grateful to John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick for their sponsorship of the inaugural Ambassador Series Briefing.

John G. Bruton

Dr. Jerome Sheridan

LG Mark Hertling

Mike Knapp

David O’Sullivan

With all that is unsettled in the world today, a deeper understanding of the economic, political, and historical drivers that are shaping events is critical – and sometimes, hard to find.

These high-level briefings, conducted by AMBC Historian Mike Knapp and a current or former ambassador, discuss the value of alliances from an historical context and in relationship to current events. These 60-minute Zoom meetings are by invitation only. Participants are encouraged to ask a question of the featured speaker either before the Briefing via e-mail or in the chat during the event.

The inaugural event was in September, 2021. ABMF Director Dr. Jerry Sheridan interviewed John Bruton, former prime minister of the Republic of Ireland and former EU Ambassador to the U.S. In May, 2022, the Ambassadors Series featured David O’Sullivan, former EU Ambassador to the U.S., interviewed by Mike Knapp. On June 8, 2022, ABMF hosted a “Special Event” in the Ambassadors Series: a webinar presented by LG Mark Hertling on “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.”

Each of these sessions were remarkable for the breadth and depth of information discussed and the candor of the answered questions, which can be seen here

ABMF is grateful to John H. McFadden and Lisa D. Kabnick for their sponsorship of the inaugural Ambassador Series Briefing.

Dr. Jerome Sheridan

John G. Bruton

LG Mark Hertling

Mike Knapp

David O’Sullivan