In 2019, American Academy of Diplomacy(AAD) first partnered with the Weiser Diplomacy Center to co-host a University of Michigan Ambassadors Forum, featuring a discussion panel with senior U.S. diplomats, student seminar and office hours, and a community event with local high school. AAD experts enhance student and public understanding of critical foreign policy areas and pressing foreign affairs issues. November 2019 panel focused on U.S. diplomatic efforts in the Persian Gulf and featured Ambassadors Patrick Theros, Gerald Feierstein, Ronald Neumann, and Deborah McCarthy.
In December 2020, the virtual panel focused on African, Latin American, Middle Eastern and European issues featuring Ambassadors Dawn Liberi, Hugo Llorens, Alexander Vershbow and Ronald Neumann. In 2021, the in-person panel focused on China and the challenges for a future U.S.-China relationship featuring panelists Ambassadors Sylvia Stanfield, Craig Allen, David Shear, and moderator Ambassador Gerald Feierstein.