America's Diplomats is produced by the Foreign Policy Association: learn more about our crew

David Heidelberger

A graduate of Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, David Heidelberger has been the lead editor for Great Decisions since 2006. He’s also edited television programs and commercials that have been seen across the United States and internationally.He has worked in London for the BBC, where he edited the critically-acclaimed documentary, “Charging for Alexander,” about filming Oliver Stone’s Alexander the Great biopic in Moroc

MacDara King

MacDara King is the Executive Producer of America's Diplomats and Great Decisions television series. He is the Chief Information Officer at the Foreign Policy Association.In the past decade at FPA, he has produced nearly one hundred programs for broadcast on PBS, managed the development of some of the world’s premiere global affairs web properties, launched the Global Jobs service, Global Career Boot Camps and founded FPA University, an int

Richardo Lopes

As a producer and director of The Lopes Picture Company and XXL Media, Rick has produced and edited an eclectic range of award winning work: over 2000 commercials, branded content, webisodes/internet content, documentaries, four off-off Broadway plays and a PBS foreign policy series, Great Decisions produced with the Foreign Policy Association.Rick has garnered over a hundred industry awards, including: an Emmy, AICP – MOMA Show Award, Andy

Alessandro Lopes

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Alessandro Lopes attended Savannah College of Art and Design for Film and Television. Alessandro’s media experience expands from various aspects, from set-dressing for Local 52 working on Award-Winning Orange is the New Black, to camera operating shorts, documentaries, and editing and camera operating an Award-Winning PBS. television show Great Decisions.