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Witness to a Changing World

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Witness to a Changing World “These memoirs of an unusually wise and perceptive diplomat provide rare insight into America at the apogee of its global power.” NICHOLAS BURNS, Harvard University professor and former Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Witness to a Changing World is the life story of […]

United States Institute of Peace Projects

In addition to its regular oral history program, ADST has collaborated closely with the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) on several special oral history projects pertaining to contemporary events. Iraq Experience Project The Iraq Experience Project, consisted of 113 interviews with American diplomatic and military personnel who served in Iraq between 2003 and 2005. Drawing […]

Diplomats and Diplomacy – An ADST-DACOR Book Series

For more than 225 years extraordinary men and women have represented the United States abroad. In 1996 the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) and DACOR, an organization of foreign affairs professionals, created a book series to increase public knowledge and appreciation of American diplomats and their role in advancing our national interests. The […]

Country and Subject Reader Series

Interested in a particular country or subject? Go beyond the experiences of simply one diplomat with Country and Subject Readers. These Readers consist of relevant excerpts from individual oral history interviews arranged in approximate chronological order. They are designed to give users an overview of U.S. relations with a country or policy on a specific […]

Recognizing Excellence

At its biennial gala, ADST recognizes those individuals who have made exceptional contributions in diplomacy.   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, […]

ADST Staff

Susan Rockwell Johnson is the president of ADST since November 2016. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service (retired) with over three decades of distinguished service in a broad range of bilateral and multilateral assignments in and out of the State Department including in Bosnia as Deputy High Representative and Supervisor of […]