2020 Awards Luncheon

on Thursday, November 19, 2020 the American Academy of Diplomacy presented the

2020 Annual Awards Ceremony

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

President Jimmy Carter

Thirty-ninth president of the United States, seventy-sixth governor of Georgia, Georgia State Senator, Carter Center co-founder, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.

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

The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines
By Paul Richter


The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age
By Elizabeth Shackelford


The Arthur Ross Media Award
for Distinguished Reporting and Analysis of Foreign Affairs

Nick Schifrin

Recipient in the Reporting category


Nicholas Kristof
Recipient in the Commentator category