Effective American diplomacy demands a strong Department of State to execute it. The Academy’s new report offers the Department recommendations for how to enhance its structures and processes to better identify, recruit, train, support, equip, and protect its people in the Foreign and Civil Service.
Washington, D.C., June 9, 2020 – In response to the callous murder of George Floyd, the AAD calls on the State Department to improve on diversity by ensuring the diplomatic service and other representatives of US foreign policy look like America.
“Support for American Jobs – Parts I & II” are two reports based on business views of U.S. commercial diplomacy programs, prepared by the American Academy of Diplomacy under the direction of the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.
Access the detailed description of the Academy views on the State Department reorganization and the reasons why the Academy opposes the proposed budget cuts:
Current Issues, Academy Views on Reform, Past Actions
A strong State Department, based on a strong Foreign Service and a strong Civil Service, is a critical component of America’s security. But America’s diplomacy—the front line of our defenses—is in trouble. This report aims to stimulate the changes necessary to best prepare American diplomacy.