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Call for Submissions | AAD 2023 Douglas Dillon Book Award

Mar 30, 2023

AAD Staff


for Books of Distinction on the Practice of American Diplomacy

This award seeks to honor books, and their authors, that deal with the subject of American diplomacy including, but not limited to, the way US foreign policy is developed and carried out, and the opportunities and the limitations of diplomatic practice. Both official diplomatic relations between governments and non-official “Track Two” and other activities that supplement government-to-government diplomacy fall within the scope of this competition. Biographies, autobiographies, and personal memoirs that relate to diplomatic practice and process are welcome.

The award includes a cash prize of $5,000 and is customarily presented at the Academy’s Annual Awards Luncheon ceremony in the Benjamin Franklin Room at the U.S. Department of State in the late fall/early winter.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Published in the U.S.,

  2. Published within the period of August 3, 2022 to August 2, 2023,

  3. Written by an American citizen,

  4. Focused on the subject of American diplomacy,

  5. Submitted by the publisher by the deadline, Friday, August 4, 2023 (early submissions are welcome and encouraged).

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