2018 Awards Luncheon

The Honorable John Sullivan, Deputy Secretary of State and The American Academy of Diplomacy present the Academy’s

2018 Annual Awards Luncheon


Academy members and distinguished guests, please join us
November 20, 2018 for a luncheon presentation of:

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award

for exemplary contributions to the field of American Diplomacy to

James A. Baker, III
13th and 19th White House Chief of Staff
61st United States Secretary of State

The Douglas Dillon Award

for a Book of Distinction on the Practice of American Diplomacy to

The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War 
By Benn Steil


with a special certificate being awarded to

The Kremlinologist: Llewellyn E Thompson, America’s Man in Cold War Moscow

By Sherry and Jenny Thompson

The winners of

The Arthur Ross Media Award

for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs

Pamela Constable
Carol Giacomo


Tuesday, November 20, 2018
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.



Here is the acceptance speech of Secretary James A. Baker, III for the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award: