Having a good knowledge of history can make the life of a career diplomat easier, says James Wise. As Australia’s ambassador to Thailand, he puts his knowledge to the test daily.
“We need to find ways to help the Australian business community to understand how big the Thai economy is and how sophisticated the Thai economy is as well”
Mr Wise, who is nearing the end of his second posting in Thailand, believes history can show people the way forward to understanding the situation in any given circumstance. His own love of the subject convinced him that the foreign service would be a perfect career.
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