“America’s Diplomats” Screening and Discussion

The American Academy of Diplomacy currently sponsors the screening of the PBS film America’s Diplomats followed by a discussion of the role of U.S. diplomacy with a distinguished former ambassador, at World Affairs Councils across the nation, in collaboration with the World Affairs Council of America.

The programs in 2017 are:

* Santa Fe Council on International Relations, Santa Fe, New Mexico, with Ambassador Susan Ziadeh (4-May-17)
* Institute of World Affairs, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with Ambassador Peter Romero (11-May-17)
* Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council, Fort Thomas, Kentucky, with Ambassador Gordon Gray (16-May-17)
* World Affairs Council of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, with Ms. Katherine Canavan (18/20-May-17)
* Dayton Council on World Affairs, Dayton, Ohio, with Ambassador Robert Blake  (7-Jun-17)
* Peoria Area World Affairs Council, Peoria, Illinois, with Ambassador  Ronald Neumann (15-Jun-17)
* World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana, Louisville, Kentucky, with Ambassador  Margaret Scobey (27-Jun-17)

Covering hundreds of years of U.S. foreign policy, America’s Diplomats explores the significance of diplomats in American history. Get a look at the U.S. Foreign Service from the inside and learn about the challenges, dangers, and rewards of being an American diplomat. A trailer of the documentary is below.

The film illustrates the historic contributions of American diplomacy to the welfare and security of the United States. It traces the development of the Foreign Service of the United States and describes the challenges and achievements of contemporary American diplomacy. It includes interviews with Foreign Service Officers, Secretary of State John F. Kerry, and former Secretary of State James A. Baker, III.


Click here to view the documentary’s official website.

The Academy is proud to sponsor this documentary’s screenings and discussions with one of its members, to strengthen public knowledge of American diplomacy.