American Academy of Diplomacy Law and Legal Definition

American Academy of Diplomacy is a private, non-profit, non-partisan, elected organization of former Foreign Service men and women and noncareer ambassadors. It is founded in 1983 in Washington, D.C. to explore ways in which persons who had served in positions of major responsibility could cooperate to promote the highest standards in the practice of American diplomacy. Today, the Academy is dedicated to strengthening the resources and tools U.S. brings to managing its diplomatic challenges, and accomplishes this through outreach programs, lectures, awards, and writing competitions.