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Michigan Ambassadors Forum

This November, 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 in the Persian Gulf.

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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"Strengthening the Department of State"

Effective American diplomacy demands a strong Department of State to execute it.  The Academy's new report offers the Department recommendations for how to enhance its structures and processes to better identify, recruit, train, support, equip, and protect its people in the Foreign and Civil Service.

"Academy Press Releases"

Washington, D.C., November 25, 2019 – In the latest statement, the AAD calls on America to be proud of its diplomats who have shown the courage and quality of America’s foreign policy professionals and exemplified why a top-quality diplomatic service is essential for the United States.

AAD Press Releases

Teaching Resources


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Dec 11

Amb. @susandpage examines the recent extension of the implementation period for the #SouthSudan peace agreement, no…

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Dec 10

Amb. Bill Burns writes, "If we can recover the sense of discipline and limits that animated the diplomacy of George…