Welcome to the Council of American Ambassadors' website.
Please take this opportunity to explore our site and learn more about our organization.
The Council sponsors a variety of programs, including fellowships to develop young leaders in international affairs and public diplomacy, forums and conferences to educate the public about critical foreign policy issues affecting the national interest, and overseas fact-finding missions to enhance international relations.
In 2010, the Council launched the Ambassadors Roundtable. These luncheons in Washington with Ambassadors of such nations as Russia and China, France and the UK, Japan and Israel, Canada and Mexico, Morocco and the UAE, afford Council member-ambassadors a valuable dialogue with today's leading front-line diplomats and practitioners. Please visit the "Programs" section on our site for more information.
The Council also publishes a semi-annual journal, The Ambassadors REVIEW, featuring members' foreign affairs commentaries and significant statements by foreign affairs luminaries from the U.S. and abroad and administers Ambassadors Perspectives, which affords members an on-line publishing vehicle. Additionally, the Council recognizes the accomplishments of non-career ambassadors through the Benjamin Franklin Award for Outstanding Diplomatic Service and the Henry L. Kimelman-Milton A. Wolf Award for Outstanding Contributions.
New programs are in the offing in collaboration with the Department of State. These include an orientation initiative for newly-named non-career appointees, a "talent pool" from which the Department can draw for particular special assignments, and initiatives to support the new U.S. Diplomacy Center and the new Fund to Conserve U.S. Diplomatic Treasures Abroad.
Thank you for visiting our website.
Timothy A. Chorba
The Spring 2017 issue of The Ambassadors REVIEW was released. Hard copies of The REVIEW are available to purchase at local bookstores around the country. Electronic copies are available on our website under the Publications tab and through Columbia International Affairs Online research database.More Information
The Council's online forum, Ambassadors Perspectives, gives members an easy and convenient way to "sound off" and enrich the public debate on major international and national security issues of the day.
If you have an opinion/commentary article on an international or national security topic "ready to go," please send it in.Visit the Online Forum