“Academy Press Releases”

Academy Announces 2021 Dillon Book Award Winner

In a statement issued on October 1, 2021, The American Academy of Diplomacy announced the winner of the 2021 Douglas Dillon Book Award: Rose Gottemoeller for Negotiating the New START Treaty. 

Access the full Press Release here: Academy Announces 2021 Dillon Book Award Winner

Statement on Diplomatic Diversity and Inclusion Progress in State and Congress – June 21, 2021

In a statement issued on June 21, 2021, the American Academy of Diplomacy commends the ongoing work to broaden and strengthen diversity and inclusion in America’s diplomatic service, noting progress in both the establishment of a senior level Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the drafted Diversity and Inclusion at the Department of State Act.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on D&I Progress in State and Congress

Academy Statement on proposed legislation H.R. 1934 – May 10, 2021

In a statement issued on May 10, 2021, the American Academy of Diplomacy issues its support of the proposed legislation H.R. 1934, “Promoting United States Leadership in 5G Act of 2021,” particularly with regards to its focus on enhancing U.S. role in
international standards-setting bodies.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on proposed legislation H.R. 1934

Changing the Risk Paradigm for U.S. Diplomats – January 13, 2021

In a statement issued on January 13, 2021, the American Academy of Diplomacy announces the release of their new report, Changing the Risk Paradigm for U.S. Diplomats, which suggests several changes to address the growing level of risk intolerance experienced in U.S. missions abroad.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on the Academy’s Report on Risk Aversion at State

Alonzo Fulgham Appointed New Vice Chair for American Academy of Diplomacy – December 21, 2020

In a statement issued on December 21, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy announces that the Board of Directors has unanimously appointed the Honorable Alonzo Fulgham to replace Ambassador Marc Grossman as the Vice-Chair of the Academy.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on the Appointment of Alonzo Fulgham as Vice Chair

Academy Recommendations on State Department Diversity and Inclusion – December 1, 2020

In a statement issued on December 1, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy proposes that the State Department take the following specific steps to foster a climate of inclusion, increase accountability and transform the US diplomatic service to a more competitive service truly representing the nation.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on State Department Diversity and Inclusion

Announcing the 2020 Douglas Dillon Book Award Winners – October 30, 2020

In a statement issued on October 30, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy announces this year’s winners of the Douglas Dillon Book Award: Paul Richter for The Ambassadors: America’s Diplomats on the Front Lines and Elizabeth Shackelford for The Dissent Channel: American Diplomacy in a Dishonest Age.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on 2020 Dillon Award Winners

Letter Regarding Harassment of American Diplomats at U.S. Border Entry Points – July 13, 2020

In a statement issued on July 13, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy calls on the State Department to address the deeply troubling pattern in the mistreatment of Black, Hispanic and other minority officers crossing U.S. border and other entry points.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on Harassment of Diplomats by CBP

Rebuilding After the Violence: State Must Improve on Diversity – June 9, 2020

In a statement issued on June 9, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy stands with those peacefully protesting the callous murder of George Floyd, and calls on the State Department to improve on diversity by ensuring the diplomatic service and other representatives of US foreign policy look like America.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on Improving State Diversity

Academy Calls for Accountability Following Removal of the State Inspector General – May 18, 2020

In a statement issued on May 18, 2020, the American Academy of Diplomacy addresses the removal of four key Inspectors General, including the dismissal on May 16 of the State Department IG,  and calls on the Administration and Congress to ensure accountability.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on State IG

America: Be Proud of Your Diplomats – November 25, 2019

In a statement issued on November 25, 2019, the AAD calls on America to be proud of its diplomats who have shown the courage and quality of America’s foreign policy professionals and exemplified why a top-quality diplomatic service is essential for the United States.

Access the full Press Release here: America: Be Proud of Your Diplomats

AAD Stands with the Oath of Office and the Diplomats Who Follow It – October 22, 2019

In a statement issued on October 22, 2019 the American Academy of Diplomacy stands with the oath of office and rejects the advice that serving officers should just “get over it.”

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on Diplomats Following the Oath of Office

Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Must Be Supported – September 26, 2019

In a statement issued on September 26, 2019 the American Academy of Diplomacy calls on the Administration to make clear that it will not act against career diplomat Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch for doing her duty and working to support long established US policies and values.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD Statement on Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

Protecting Diplomatic Immunity is a National Interest –  July 20, 2018

In a joint statement issued on July 20, 2018 the American Academy of Diplomacy and the Council of American Ambassadors stress the vital importance of protecting diplomatic immunity for U.S. national interest.

Access the full Press Release here: AAD CAA Joint Statement on Protecting Diplomatic Immunity