Texas Tech University and the American Academy of Diplomacy co-host a prestigious three-year program of panel discussions to enhance public understanding of critical foreign policy areas with the purpose of expanding understanding of US diplomacy. This program, which started in 2016, is held at the International Cultural Center, on the Texas Tech University campus.
Joseph J. Sisco was the Chairman of the American Academy of Diplomacy from 1999-2004. When he passed away in the fall of 2004, he requested that gifts in his honor be made to the Academy. The Academy decided that the best use of the generous donations made by his friends and family was to stimulate public discussion on the foreign policy themes to which Dr. Sisco dedicated his career.
Access the detailed description of the Academy views on the State Department reorganization and the reasons why the Academy opposes the proposed budget cuts: Academy welcomes proposed reduction in Special Envoys, 8/31/17 – Testimony for Senate Appropriations Committee, 6/13/17 – Principles for Reorganizing the Department of State, April 18, 2017 – The Academy opposes the proposed budget cuts, March 21, 2017.