As part of the Foundation’s mission to educate the public about the Foreign Service, the Cox Foundation has developed and been a part of a number of media initiatives to give public audiences an inside look into what diplomacy is and what it looks like on the ground, straight from the diplomats and US agency officials that serve on behalf of the American public.

“Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series”is a video series produced by the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy that seeks to showcase the diverse representation of foreign policy professionals, across generational, gender, religious, and ethnic lines. This series seeks to encourage aspirants from diverse communities to pursue and successfully navigate foreign policy careers.

Visit the Diverse Diplomacy Leaders Speaker Series website to explore the series.

“The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” is a podcast series that brings together outstanding diplomatic and military collaborators to recount stories of representing and defending U.S. interests abroad. The host, Ambassador (ret.) Deborah McCarthy brings these stories to listeners in thirty-minute episodes.

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“American Diplomat: Real Stories Behind the News”, also produced by AAD, provides informative entertainment to the listening public from our nations’ diplomatic practitioners. The conversations with this elite cadre of career diplomats give the listener a better understanding of the very human dimensions of those serving on the front lines of war, crises, and conflict around the world.

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USGLC Partnership

In partnership with the Cox Foundation, USGLC hosts events around the country to educate and inspire support from the American public and policymakers on the importance of America’s diplomacy and development.

AFSA Outreach program

The AFSA Speakers Bureau, with support from the Cox Foundation, reached nearly 4,000 people in 2016. The Speakers Bureau works to build a “fan club” of globally engaged citizens by raising awareness about the Foreign Service and its work. The Speakers Bureau provides a range of organizations – including the Council on Foreign Relations, the World Affairs Councils of America, the US Global Leadership Coalition, and many more – with access to experienced foreign affairs professionals to speak at chapter meetings and events or participate in education, mentoring or advisory programs.

Commercial Diplomacy

Support for American Jobs, Part II: A new Government-Business Partnership for Commercial Diplomacy is the latest report based on business views of U.S. commercial diplomacy programs, prepared by the American Academy of Diplomacy under the direction of the Cox Foundation. Building upon the findings of “Support for American Jobs, Part I: Requirements for Next-Generation Commercial Diplomacy Programs,” Part II highlights the best practices of foreign commercial diplomacy programs and implications for the United States, best practices of public-private partnerships to inform and facilitate further collaboration between the US government and private business, and a selection of pilot training sessions.

Learn more about the Academy’s work on Commercial Diplomacy.

America’s Diplomats

The Cox Foundation provided support for promotion of America’s Diplomats. The documentary has reached nearly half of US TV households with multiple PBS runs.

From Ben Franklin to Benghazi, America’s Diplomats takes you inside the Foreign Service and behind the scenes of U.S. Foreign Policy. Discover the role our diplomats play in shaping American history. Uncover the origins of our Foreign Service, and the danger American diplomats face far from home.