Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training
“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” Thanks to Benjamin Franklin for those wise words. The men and women in the foreign affairs community who have taken the time to record their oral histories over the past three decades have created something worth reading and done many things worth writing about. Of the more than 2000 histories we offer, here is one. If you would like to suggest an oral history to feature, please contact ADST.
McKinney Russell served as a Public Diplomacy Officer in Kinshasa, Moscow, Bonn, Brasilia, and Beijing, retiring at the rank of Minister Counselor. He was also a professor of public affairs and diplomacy, and supported international youth development and choral cooperation.