Douglas Dillon Award
2013 Call for Entries
Since 1995, the American Academy of Diplomacy has celebrated distinguished writing about US diplomatic efforts and achievements with an annual award. Last year the prize went to John Paton Davies' posthumously published memoir, China Hand: An Autobiography, published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
The deadline for submission of nominations for this year’s award is Monday, September 2, 2013. A committee of Academy members will review nominated books and determine the winner, with concurrence by the Academy’s Board of Directors. The award for the winning entry this year includes a cash prize of $5,000. The awards are customarily presented at the Academy’s Annual Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the US Department of State in the late fall.
Eligibility is limited to books written by American citizens and published in the United States within the period of September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. The Academy seeks to honor books, and their authors, dealing with the practice of American diplomacy with emphasis on the way US foreign policy is developed and carried out, rather than international theory, studies of broad foreign policy issues, or analyses of intelligence and security operations. Biographies, autobiographies, and personal memoirs that relate to diplomatic practice and process are welcome. Both official diplomatic relations between governments and non-official “Track Two” and other activities that supplement government-to-government diplomacy fall within the scope of this competition. We are particularly interested in books that focus on the opportunities diplomacy offers as well as its limitations.
Publishers should submit five (5) review copies to the following address:
American Academy of Diplomacy
About the Academy
The American Academy of Diplomacy is a nonprofit organization whose members, while in government service, held senior policy positions related to the conduct of US foreign relations. They are men and women, both career and non-career, who held major diplomatic posts abroad and high-level foreign policy responsibilities in Washington. Among them, as honorary members, are the seven living former Secretaries of State. The Academy works to encourage the highest standards of qualification for, and performance in, the conduct of American diplomacy, and to enhance public understanding of and appreciation for the contributions of diplomacy to our national interest.
Previous winners of the Dillon Book Awards as well as Recipients of Academy Special Citations include:
A special citation was given to David A. Nichols: Eisenhower 1956: The President’s Year of Crisis – Suez and the Brink of War
A special citation was given to Fraser Harbutt: Yalta, 1945: Europe and America at the Crossroads
A special citation was given to Greg Behrman: The Most Noble Adventure: The Marshall Plan and the Time When America Helped Save Europe
ACADEMY OF DIPLOMACY
Modified on: Tuesday, October 9, 2012
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