2017 Awards Luncheon


The Honorable Thomas Shannon, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
The American Academy of Diplomacy
presented the Academy’s
2017 Annual Awards Luncheon


U.S. Department of State
Benjamin Franklin Room
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
11:30 a.m. – Reception
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Luncheon/Awards Ceremony
Academy members and distinguished guests gathered on

November 29, 2017 for a luncheon presentation of:


The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award for exemplary contributions to the field of American Diplomacy to:

Dr. William J. Perry, the 19th United States Secretary of Defense



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

published by Brookings Institution Press and the Rand Corporation

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

Jonathan Landay, Reuters
Reporting Category

Fareed Zakaria, CNN

Columnist Category


Annual Awards Luncheon 2017 Videos

Listen to the remarks from the event here: