Hare in The Hill on Tillerson’s Trump Criticism


Amb. Paul Webster Hare, Senior Lecturer at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was recently interviewed on critical comments made by United States Secretary of State Rex Tillerson toward President Donald Trump.

Hare was quoted in an October 5, 2017 article in The Hill entitled “The Memo: Tillerson Flap Puts Spotlight on Trump’s Foreign Policy Moves.

From the text of the article:

“You’ve got a situation where messages are put out strongly moving in one direction, and then they’re reconditioned and moved in another direction by other officials. It makes the job of a diplomat difficult,” said Paul Webster Hare, a British diplomat for 30 years and who now teaches at Boston University.

The Iran deal’s possible unravelling, Hare argued, showed “why it is important to keep the norms and keep the international consensus-building and work with partners,” even when such work is difficult.

Amb. Hare teaches classes at Boston University on Diplomatic Practice, Arms Control, Intercultural Communication and on Cuba in Transition. In Spring 2016 he will offer a new class on Public Diplomacy. His novel, “Moncada – A Cuban Story”, set in modern Cuba, was published in May 2010. His book “Making Diplomacy Work; Intelligent Innovation for the Modern World.’ was published in early 2015.