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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., June 9, 2020 – In response to the callous murder of George Floyd, the AAD calls on the State Department to improve on diversity by ensuring the diplomatic service and other representatives of US foreign policy look like America.

AAD Press Releases

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Jul 06

Congrats to Academy member Edward Perkins for receiving the 2020 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award…

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Jul 06

Ambassador Quinn writes "The question we all should ask ourselves on this Fourth of July is whether you would drive…