Inside the Issues Interviews Acting Special Representative Thomas Debass

Acting Special Representative for Global Partnerships Thomas Debass visited Waterloo on August 30, 2016 to meet with the tech and innovation community as well as to visit the educational institutions. As part of his visit, he was interviewed by Inside the Issues Podcast at the Center for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and discussed Diplomacy Lab and UN Sustainability goals. During the interview, Mr. Debass spoke about the public-private-partnerships including his most successful partnerships to date: Diplomacy Lab.

Diplomacy Lab is a public-private partnership that affords university students and faculty members from across the country the opportunity to propose innovative policies to U.S. DOS officials to address foreign policy challenges. Inside the Issues is a weekly podcast series by CIGI and features candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law. CIGI is an independent, non-partisan think tank on international governance. It supports research, forms networks, advances policy debate and generates ideas for multilateral governance improvements. Conducting an active agenda of research, events and publications, CIGI’s interdisciplinary work includes collaboration with policy, business and academic communities around the world.