2019 Awards Luncheon


The Honorable David Hale,
Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and The American Academy of Diplomacy present the Academy’s

2019 Annual Awards Luncheon


Academy members and distinguished guests, gathered on
Tuesday, November 12, 2019 for a luncheon presentation of:

The Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award

for exemplary contributions to the field of American Diplomacy toJohn D. Negroponte
Deputy Secretary of State, 1st Director of National Intelligence, Deputy National Security Advisor, and United States Ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations, and Iraq.

Transcript of Ambassador Negroponte’s award acceptance remarks

The Douglas Dillon Award

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

The Back Channel
By William J. Burns

Transcript of Ambassador Burns’ award acceptance remarks

The winners of

The Arthur Ross Media Award

for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs

Rana Foroohar
Columnist, Financial Times


Matt Lee
Reporter, Associated Press


Tuesday, November 12, 2019
U.S. Department of State
Washington, D.C.




Matt Lee and Rana Foroohar, recepients of the Arthur Ross Media Award with Amb. Neumann, and Amb. Hunter
Amb. Negroponte and Diana Negroponte with the Walter and Leonore Annenberg Award
Amb. Burns’ The Back Channel, the recipient of the Douglas Dillon Book Award
Amb. Thomas Pickering (Chairman) opening for the 2019 Awards Luncheon
Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Amb. David Hale, opening for the 2019 Awards Luncheon
Amb. Negroponte is congratulated on his award
Amb. Neumann, President of AAD. gives his Academy Report to the members at the 2019 Awards Luncheon