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About Nicholas Kralev
Nicholas Kralev is the Executive Director of the Washington International Diplomatic Academy. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, for more than a decade he witnessed the conduct of American diplomacy while accompanying four U.S. secretaries of state on their travels around the world -- Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. His work as an entrepreneur, journalist, speaker and educator has taken him to nearly 100 countries. For details, visit NicholasKralev.com.
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