Kim Scheppele in conversation with Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch '80

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2021

Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch became a household name during the first impeachment and Senate trial of former U.S. President Donald Trump. In a frank, one-hour conversation with Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs in the Princeton School of Public and International Affairs and the University Center for Human Values, Ambassador Yovanovitch answers questions ranging from the disinformation campaign launched against her by the Trump administration – which resulted in her being recalled from her post, summarily dismissed and, ultimately, testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee – through more general questions on the state of the State Department, diplomacy, fragile democracies and the re-building of the U.S. reputation abroad.
 
The event, entitled “In the Nation’s Service” as a nod to the University’s informal motto which Ambassador Yovanovitch said inspired a young Princeton graduate with a degree in history and Russian studies to pursue a career in foreign service, can be viewed here.