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How do we achieve the optimal mix of soft and hard power to advance American interests? 


The President's foreign policy tool kit must be equipped to effectively meet today's challenges.  These include Russian aggression against its neighbors, growing competition from China, checking the nuclear ambitions of North Korea and Iran, and deciding when, how, and where best to use American military power. 


I am available to offer in person or remotely -- an insightful presentation for your association, civic, university or corporate group on these and other cutting-edge topics.  I have deep professional experience working around the globe as a diplomat, peacemaker, and educator and can tap that to provide an informative and thought-provoking review of key foreign policy issues. 

I am an avid public speaker, comfortable in settings small, medium, or large.  I am available for seminars, dinners, conferences and retreats in the United States and overseas (I am typically in Europe every 2-3 months, most frequently in London and Brussels, and in Asia twice a year). 


Recent speaking themes include:


Ukraine, Russia and War in Eastern Europe


War, Peace and Diplomacy in the Caucasus


What led to Renewed Fighting and What's Next

        for Armenia & Azerbaijan


Radioactive Relations: America, Russia and the

        New Nuclear Arms Race


Peace Mediation -- A Practitioner's Perspective

See Evil, Hear Evil, Speak to Evil: The Case for

       Diplomatic Engagement

Preparing for Careers in International Affairs



Please send information about your organization, dates, location, event type (and any additional desired activities), audience, preferred topic, and budget.

Ambassador Carey Cavanaugh, Geneva Centre Security Policy
Informal policy discussion on peace talks..
Ambassador Cavanaugh speaks with students and cadets at 2018 Texas A&M Student Conference on National Affairs (SCONA)
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Carey Cavanaugh analyzing US-Russian relations at University of Florida
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International careers discussion at Howard Baker Center for Public Policy, University of Tennessee
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