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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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"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., October 30, 2020 – The American Academy of Diplomacy announces this year’s Douglas Dillon Book Award for a book on American diplomacy will be awarded jointly this year to Paul Richter for The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines and Elizabeth Shackelford for The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age.

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Ambassador Barr encourages the next generation of foreign affairs leaders to "keep your mind open" and find common…

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Nov 26

On today's #AcademyMemberSpotlight, Ambassador Barr explains how the guiding value of diplomacy can enable the U.S.…