Lithuanian Ambassador Zygimantas Pavilionas told Qorvis’ Focus Washington that American freedom inspired generations of his countrymen and particularly sustained the country from 1940 to 1990, when it was part of the Soviet Union. It may even be partly responsible for Lithuania’s extraordinary economic growth and strong investment climate.
“We have a very long story of friendship,” Ambassador Pavilionis told interviewer Chuck Conconi, in which some one million Lithuanian Americans play an important part. “Once for 500 years we were a big empire from the Baltic to the Black Sea…, and we had been very liberal. In the 18th century we became infected with the American freedom virus and we adopted the first most liberal and human dignity-oriented constitution in Europe. Then our empire was killed by three autocracies, and the liberal tribe left for America.”
Preparation for the next presidential election has already begun. In the latest episode of Focus Washington, Chuck sits down with Will Dempster, Vice President of Qorvis GeoPolitical Solutions.
During the Israeli elections last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reelected. Will Dempster, Vice President of Qorvis’ GeoPolitical Solutions, discusses the recent elections in Israel. What will this term of leadership look like? Will the U.S.-Israel relationship change? Will answers these questions and more on the latest episode of Focus Washington.
By Mary Morgan
Former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent Nicholas Kralev covered the State Department for a decade. He traveled with four secretaries of state, and his experience has granted him a superb knowledge of diplomacy and foreign service. Finding himself frustrated with the media practices, he quit his job and wrote the book America’s Other Army.
The research for his book granted him unprecedented access to Washington and across the world. He visited over 50 embassies and consulates, and interviewed 600 diplomats.
Diplomats have a never-ending set of responsibilities to ensure national interests. Their day-to-day service affects the lives of millions of individuals across the planet.
His book launch party, held at Qorvis Communications‘ headquarters in D.C., kickstarted Kralev’s tour. On Jan. 8, he announced his hope to launch a podcast series in order to dive into the topic he feels so passionately about.
He seeks to prove that foreign affairs is more than crises, scandals and policies. Kralev has seen the foreign service protect security and prosperity, and he hopes to teach people more about America’s Other Army: The diplomats.
This video, produced by Qorvis’ video team, seeks to help Kralev find sponsors to make the podcasts a reality, and further his dream of unveiling to the public the rigorous role of a diplomat.