The Council of American Ambassadors is the association of non-career United States ambassadors. A nonprofit and nonpartisan organization, the Council comprises over 200 members whose ambassadorial service collectively extends over six decades and eleven U.S. Presidents.


The Council supports the Department of State and its Chiefs of Mission, sponsors Fellowships to develop young leaders for careers in public diplomacy and international affairs and conducts semiannual conferences for the membership on current international issues.


The Council convenes roundtable member discussions with Ambassadors to the United States, organizes overseas fact-finding missions, publishes a bi-annual journal, American Ambassadors Review, administers American Ambassadors Live!, the Council's digital platform for foreign affairs commentary, and educates the public about foreign policy issues affecting the national interest.