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Ellsworth Bunker

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Ellsworth Bunker: Global Troubleshooter, Vietnam Hawk “Bunker was one of our country’s great diplomats…[marked by] gentleness, discipline, and selfless skill. Schaffer’s insightful and carefully researched biography of this quintessentially American figure fills an important gap in our understanding.” HENRY A. KISSINGER, former Secretary of State (1973–1977) In this first biography […]

Born a Foreigner

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Born a Foreigner: A Memoir of the American Presence in Asia   “. . . no one who reads [Born a Foreigner] will fail to sense Cross’s own solid values or his sympathy and respect for the ordinary Chinese and other Asians whom he lived among during the turbulent and […]

Bush Hat, Black Tie

Back to Diplomats and Diplomacy Bush Hat, Black Tie: Adventures of a Foreign Service Officer “When it comes to recounting his adventures on four continents, Howard Simpson is the David Niven of Foreign Service officers.”   ––GEORGE STEVENS, JR., filmmaker and founder of the American Film Institute Howard R. Simpson, a much-published author, specialized in […]

Memoirs and Occasional Papers – An ADST Series

ADST created the Memoirs and Occasional Papers Series to preserve firsthand accounts, histories, and other informed observations on foreign affairs for scholars, journalists, and the general public.     Ambassador to a Small Country: Letters from Chad by Christopher E. Goldthwait Learn More Ambassador to a Small World is a highly personal portrait of Chad […]

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 […]

ADST Staff

Susan Rockwell Johnson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with over three decades of distinguished service and serves as the President of ADST. She served 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 Brcko […]