In this Opinion piece for The Boston Globe, Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow at The Council on Foreign Relations, discusses how the elements of foreign diplomacy and relationship-building can be applied to rebuild the homeland.
'The United States manages relationships with almost 200 nations and, even with a tinynumber that are truly enemies, we have almost always found ways to keep engagementalive. With this engagement we position ourselves to be more secure, stable, andinfluential, through building bridges, finding mutual interests, and creating coalitions. So why can’t we apply the same approach to ourselves, when we have far more incommon among 50 states than we do with 200 nations?'
“I am humbled and honored to be named the Muhammad Ali Global Peace Laureate,” said Farah Pandith. “I continue to be deeply moved by Muhammad’s example of service as a peacemaker, humanitarian and champion of dignity for all. Especially during this time of great change and promise, his life and example remind us of what is possible."