President's Welcome

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. 

Yours truly,

Timothy A. Chorba
President