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Michigan Ambassadors Forum

This December, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and the American Academy of Diplomacy will co-host a discussion panel of prestigious experts to enhance public understanding of critical foreign policy areas, focusing on U.S. diplomatic efforts around the world

Ambassador Speaker Series

In 2018, the Academy began its collaboration with the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut through a program suggested by Hotchkiss alum and Academy member, Ambassador Robert M. Beecroft. Through this partnership, the Academy has since created the Ambassador Speaker Series, which aims to educate students about the importance of diplomacy.


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"Bringing America’s Multilateral Diplomacy into the 21st Century"

Bilateral diplomacy alone cannot meet today's accelerating global challenges. The Academy's new report argues that in order to deal effectively with the pressing international challenges, the U.S. State Department “must bring multilateral diplomacy into the mainstream of policymaking, diplomatic practice, and diplomatic training.”

"Changing the Risk Paradigm For U.S. Diplomats"

The State Department's current risk aversion at higher-threat posts obstructs the performance of the most basic functions of a diplomat. The Academy's new report suggests three changes to address the growing level of risk intolerance experienced in U.S. missions abroad.

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