Sam Chapple-Sokol Culinary Diplomat
I’ve made a bit of a name for myself in the still-nascent field of Culinary Diplomacy. What’s that? The below stories and whatnot will give you an idea. It’s a lot of links, I know ... just start with ︎, ︎, or ︎ if you want a shortcut.
ACADEMIC ARTICLES I’VE PUBLISHED
Culinary Diplomacy: Breaking Bread to Win Hearts and Minds - The Hague Journal of Diplomacy, 2013. A classic in the field, cited by 40+ academic sources.
War and Peas: Culinary Conflict Resolution as Citizen Diplomacy - Public Diplomacy Magazine, 2014. A b-side, if you will.
ARTICLES FEATURING ME AS AN EXPERT
Diplomacy on the Menu: How Food Can Shape Politics - BBC News, 2018
- Breaking Bread, Breaking Barriers - The Yale Politic, 2018
- Culinary diplomacy is spurring conversation around the globe - Quench Magazine, 2016
- Meet China’s Unofficial Culinary Diplomat - Ozy, 2016
- Cooking Up a Tasty Menu on War and Peace - NPR’s The Salt, 2014
- Breaking Bread: Studying Conflict Cuisines in Washington, DC - Render Mag, 2014
VIDEOS WITH ME TALKING IN THEM
- Fletcher School Food Symposium (2018) “some of the most powerful experiences are just between people, at the citizen-to-citizen level of diplomacy...”
American University School of International Service (2016) - “...the dining table is a space for building community, building democracy, building conversation, and hopefully doing it around a really good meal.”
The Daily Signal (2015) - “...we’ll get to know each other better because we’re sitting eating together, sharing something that’s so personal, so visceral...”
PODCASTS AND WHATNOT
The Splendid Table - American Public Media / NPR’s award-winning radio show
The Public Diplomat - Non-profit media site run by Syracuse University
Culinary Citizen - I founded this podcast and co-hosted its first season
I’VE ALSO SPOKEN A FEW MORE PLACES
Keynote, Fletcher Food Symposium, April 2018
- Speaker, Conflict Cuisine Conference, American University, April 2015
- Panelist, International Association of Culinary Professionals Conference, March 2015