This Statement of Support for U.S. diplomats, first issued October 22, 2019, has been signed by several hundred former USAID employees.
Category: News and Announcements
New items for September 2019
In February, Duke University Libraries celebrated the opening of the Jack and Rebecca Matlock Papers, an extensive record of a long and distinguished career in the U.S. Foreign Service.
American Diplomacy is moving to a new URL. We regret that some links and images from the archives may not be available during the transition.
A Person of Integrity Passes from the Scene
by Dr. William P. Kiehl, Contributing Editor
American Diplomacy Journal is proud to introduce our new Editor, Beatrice Camp, and give our warmest thanks and best wishes to Csaba Chikes our previous Editor.
The United Nations designates April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The U.S. has used jazz in diplomacy since the 1950s, when the U.S. Information Agency created the Jazz Ambassadors program to send leading American Jazz musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, and Duke Ellington to perform overseas. An exhibit commemorating this program, created by Meridian International Center, is now on view at the U.S. Diplomacy Center in Washington, DC.
The United Nations designates April 30 as International Jazz Day in order to highlight jazz and its diplomatic role of uniting people in all corners of the globe. The U.S. has used jazz in diplomacy since the 1950s, when the … Continued
Diplomacy has been under heavy fire this year. The U.S. president’s policies, appealing to a strongly conservative and nationalist base, have unsettled allies and confused (and perhaps encouraged) adverseries. Our own magazine began its third decade this year facing … Continued
Our aim is to have Americans see how important it is that the United States be present on the global stage. We hope the series encourages people to join public service to represent our great nation abroad in … Continued
Richard M. Krasno Distinguished Professorship at UNC-Chapel Hill Prof. Klaus W Larres KRASNO EVENTS SERIES November 8, 2017 Dear Friends and Colleagues, It is a great pleasure sending you the video links to our recent events. Further below, please find links to … Continued
Ten former Directors General of the State Department oppose the confirmation of Stephen Akard as Director General. The ten, whose service covers more than a quarter century, hold Mr. Akard to be unqualified for the position for which he has … Continued
Tom Countryman’s Farewell, Department of State, January 31, 2017 Thank You! When I entered the State Department, I never intended to rise high enough to merit a retirement ceremony. And when it occurred to me that I had, I pictured … Continued
The inauguration of Washington April 30th 1789 at the Old City Hall, New York (Currier & Ives)
Introducing Contributing Editor for Books Dear Readers, As you probably noticed, our last posting contained an announcement that our contributing editor responsible for our “Books of Interest” section (and former editor of this journal) Bill Kiehl was stepping down from … Continued
Welcoming the Honorable W. Robert Pearson, the New President of American Diplomacy Publishers by Brenda B. Schoonover, Amb.(Ret.) Outgoing President of the Board of Directors of American Diplomacy Publishers It has been an honor and a privilege to serve as … Continued
With this issue Bill Kiehl’s valuable service to American Diplomacy formally comes to a close. Over the past seven years, Bill was my immediate predecessor as Editor and my colleague as Contributing Editor for Books over the past seven years. … Continued
by Brenda Brown Schoonover. Ambassador (Ret.) President of the Board of Directors, American Diplomacy Publishers The Beginning On September 18, 1996, the inaugural edition of American Diplomacy (AD), Volume One, Number One was published. It was the launching of … Continued
Flashback: September 18 1996 Our first webpage Editor: Henry E. Mattox, PhD Publisher: Amb. T. Frank Crigler (Ret.) Chapel Hill, NC Updated as of 18 September 1996 Editorial Advisory Board & Technical Staff CONTENTS Volume I, No. 1 From the … Continued