Awards

Walter and Leonore Annenberg Excellence in Diplomacy Award

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy is an annual award given by the American Academy of Diplomacy in recognition of an individual or group who has made exemplary contributions to the field of American diplomacy.

2018 Recipient

James A. Baker, III

13th and 19th White House Chief of Staff and 61st United States Secretary of State

Douglas Dillon Book Award

The Douglas Dillon Book Award is presented annually to the author of the best book released that year on the practice of American diplomacy.

2018 Recipient

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War

By Benn Steil

2018 Recipient

The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E. Thompson, America's Man in Cold War Moscow

By Jenny and Sherry Thompson

Special Certificate

Arthur Ross Media Award

The Arthur Ross Media Awards are presented annually to journalists who have produced the most compelling and insightful pieces concerning American diplomacy. It is given in honor of (and endowed by) the late Arthur Ross.

2018 Recipient

Pamela Constable

Bureau Chief, Afghanistan and Pakistan, The Washington Post

2018 Recipient

Carol Giacomo

Editorial Board Member, The New York Times

Philip Merrill Fellowship SAIS Essay Contest

The Philip Merrill Fellowship was awarded annually for the best essay on the practice of American diplomacy, from the early 2000s to 2013.

Leonard Marks Foundation Essay Contest

The Leonard Marks Foundation Essay Contest rewarded graduate students for the most creative writing on diplomacy and foreign policy, with special emphasis on Public Diplomacy, from 2005 to 2009.