Programs

current Programs

Michigan Ambassadors Forum

This November, the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan and the American Academy of Diplomacy will co-host a discussion panel to enhance public understanding of critical foreign policy areas. This panel will focus on U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Persian Gulf and features Ambassadors John W. Limbert, Gerald Feierstein, Ronald E. Neumann, and Deborah McCarthy.

Ambassador Speaker Series

In 2018, the Academy began its collaboration with the Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, Connecticut through a program suggested by Hotchkiss alum and Academy member, Ambassador Robert M. Beecroft. Through this partnership, the Academy has since created the Ambassador Speaker Series, which aims to educate students about the importance of diplomacy.

Podcasts

We are proud to present two podcast series, projects of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation in partnership with the American Academy of Diplomacy: The General & the Ambassador: A Conversation and American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News.

Texas Tech Ambassadors Forum

Each year, Texas Tech University and the American Academy of Diplomacy co-host prestigious panel discussions to enhance public understanding of critical foreign policy areas with the purpose of expanding understanding of US diplomacy.  The program, which began in 2016, is held at the International Cultural Center, on the Texas Tech University campus.

Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum

Joseph J. Sisco was the Chairman of the American Academy of Diplomacy from 1999-2004. When he passed away in the fall of 2004, he requested that gifts in his honor be made to the Academy. The Academy decided that the best use of the generous donations made by his friends and family was to stimulate public discussion on the foreign policy themes to which Dr. Sisco dedicated his career.

Annual Awards Luncheon

Recognizing Contributions to Diplomacy
The Academy annually grants the prestigious Annenberg Award for Excellence in Diplomacy, the Arthur Ross Award for Distinguished Reporting & Analysis of Foreign Affairs, and the Douglas Dillon Book Award to individuals for their significant contributions to the field of diplomacy. This ceremony is held each year in late fall / early winter in the Benjamin Franklin Room of the US Department of State.

Arthur Ross Discussions of American Diplomacy

The Arthur Ross Foundation generously provided the American Academy of Diplomacy with a fund to create a series of discussions exploring the role of diplomacy in US foreign relations, and encouraging discussions of foreign affairs across the country.

On October 26, 2019, The American Academy of Diplomacy, The University of Virginia Center for Politics, and The Robert H. Smith International Center for Jefferson Studies at Monticello present, American Support for Democracy; a Path Full of Pitfalls. 

Registration opens September 3, 2019 at www.monticello.org/aad. More information can be found here.

Omaha Ambassadors Forum

The Omaha Ambassadors Forum is a yearly program to bring distinguished diplomatic practitioners to speak with students and community leaders in Omaha.  Each year’s program is developed jointly by the Academy in cooperation with the University of Nebraska at Omaha and Burlington International whose funding has made these programs possible.