“Academy Press Releases”

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