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Author Elizabeth Shackelford at Pioneer Bookshop

Event Details:

Event Type: Announcement
Time: Thursday, December 1, 2022 at 7:00 PM
Categories: Arts & Culture
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Location Description:

Pioneer Bookshop

933 Main Street Grinnell

Event is free and is open to the public 

Event Description:

GRINNELL, Iowa — Author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age, Elizabeth Shackelford will visit the Pioneer Bookshop on Thursday, December 1 at 7p.m. for a book signing and presentation.

Shackelford is a senior fellow in U.S. foreign policy with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs. She was a career diplomat with the US Department of State until December 2017, when she resigned in protest of the Trump administration. Her resignation letter was the first to draw widespread attention to the declining state of diplomacy under Donald Trump.

As a Foreign Service Officer, Shackelford served in Somalia, Kenya, South Sudan, Poland, and Washington, D.C. For her work in South Sudan during the outbreak of civil war in 2013, she received the Barbara Watson Award for Consular Excellence, the Department’s highest honor for consular work.

Shackelford is the author of The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age, winner of the 2020 Douglas Dillon Book Award. Her op-eds and commentary have been published in numerous outlets including Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Slate. Shackelford has a BA from Duke University and a JD from the University of Pittsburgh.

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