In recognition of talent and achievement in diplomacy, ADST is proud to sponsor the following awards:
The Ralph J. Bunche Award for Diplomatic Excellence
This award is given biennially to recognize the life-time achievement of a senior practitioner of the art of diplomacy. It was established in 1998 to honor the memory of Ralph Bunche, a great American diplomat who was Under Secretary of the United Nations and winner of the 1950 Nobel Peace Prize. It recognizes persons whose exceptional contributions to diplomacy and foreign policy exemplify the combination of outstanding leadership and achievement that is the Bunche legacy. Past recipients of the Ralph Bunche Award are Senator Chuck Hagel (2010), Lee Hamilton (2008), former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell (2006), former Secretary of State, Labor and the Treasury George P. Shultz (2002), Senator Sam Nunn (2000), and Ambassador Donald F. McHenry (1999). The 2012 Bunche Award was presented to Ambassador Thomas R. Pickering on March 15th at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
The Cyrus R. Vance Award for Advancing Knowledge of Diplomacy
The Cyrus R. Vance Award recognizes outstanding achievement in advancing the study of U.S. diplomacy. It is awarded biennially. The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) created the award in honor of former Secretary of State Vance in 2003 with the approval of his widow, Grace. Past Recipients: Ted Koppel (2010), James H. Billington (2008), Margery Boichel Thompson (2006), and Charles Stuart Kennedy (2004). The 2012 Vance Award was presented to Robin Wright by Ambassador Bill Harrop, Chair of the Foreign Affairs Museum Council, on March 15th at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
The International Business Leadership Award
This award is given biennially for outstanding accomplishments in global business. Previous Recipients: James V. Kimsey (1999), J. Bruce Llewellyn (2004), Frank C. Carlucci (2006), Carla A. Hills (2008), and Ted Turner (2010). The 2012 Business Leadership Award was presented to Kate Irvin on behalf of the Coca-Cola Company by Ambassador Abelardo Valdez, Member of the ADST Board, on March 15th at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, Washington, DC.
Excellence in Language Teaching Awards
Each year ADST administers an award program co-funded by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation and the Department of State–the Excellence in Language Teaching Awards–through which four awards are given annually to foreign language instructors at the Foreign Service Institute. Two awards of $7,500 each and two Honorable Mentions of $2,000 each are given.