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., October 30, 2020 – The American Academy of Diplomacy announces this year’s Douglas Dillon Book Award for a book on American diplomacy will be awarded jointly this year to 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.
“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.