2015 Awards Luncheon

2015 Awards Luncheon

US State Department Benjamin Franklin Room Thursday, November 19, 2015

Please join Academy members and distinguished guests on November 15, 2015 for a luncheon presentation ofAcademy members and distinguished guests gathered on November 15, 2015 for a luncheon presentation of: The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy to:


Ambassador William J. Burns, Former Deputy Secretary of State


The Douglas Dillon Award for a Book of Distinction on the Practice of American Diplomacy to:

Back Channel to Cuba by William M. Leogrande and Peter Kornbluh, published by University of North Carolina Press


Winners of the Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs:

Jim LobeLobeLog Blog Category

Martha RaddatzABC News Reporting Category

Gerald SeibThe Wall Street Journal Commentary Category


Thursday, November 19, 2015 11:30 a.m. - Reception 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. - Luncheon/Awards Ceremony The Benjamin Franklin Room (8th floor) U.S. Department of State Washington, D.C.

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