Independent Diplomat

Marie Mainil Laura Thies

On November 23, Marie Mainil sat with veteran diplomat Søren Jessen-Petersen in Washington, DC, to gain his insights as to what the next generation of diplomats can learn from diplomacy today, and what they can bring to the table tomorrow. In this exclusive interview, Jessen-Petersen speaks of the need for honesty, integrity and respect in the diplomatic craft, the definition of "success," and the need to ensure that diplomacy serves human security. Video.