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., July 13, 2020 – The Academy calls on the State Department to ensure that all Department officers get the respect and dignity from US law enforcement officials, which every American is entitled to at the border and international entry points, especially while on official duty.
“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.