2016 Awards Luncheon

aad logoStateLogoClearThe Honorable Thomas Shannon, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs


The American Academy of Diplomacy 

present the Academy's

2016 Annual Awards Luncheon

US State Department Benjamin Franklin Room Wednesday, November 30, 2016


Academy members and distinguished guests will join on November 30, 2016 for a luncheon presentation of:

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy to:

Robert ZoellickThe Honorable Robert B. Zoellick Former World Bank Group President & U.S. Trade Representative

Access the Remarks by Robert Zoellick here


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

Jimmy Carter in AfricaJimmy Carter in Africa by Nancy Mitchell,
published by Stanford University Press and the Woodrow Wilson Center Press 


The Arthur Ross Media Award for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs to:

Jason RezaianThe Washington Post
Reporting Category
Jason Rezaian
Roy Gutmanfreelance writer
Columnist Category Roy Gutman
Access the remarks by Roy Gutman here  


Special Mention to:


Wednesday, November 30, 2016 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.

Guests are asked to arrive at the State Department visitor entrance (22nd and C Streets) and to allow 15 minutes for security screening.


2016 Awards Luncheon Press release   ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
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