Welcome to the John Adams Society

We are the alumni association for U.S. Embassy exchange programs for England, Scotland and Wales.

If you have participated in one of the many exchange programmes that exist between the US and UK, then we are the Society for you.

We were founded in 2010 by the team at the U.S. Embassy in London and a group of alumni.  We are an association of individuals who have participated in U.S. government exchange programmes.  These include the U.S. Department of State’s flagship exchange, the International Visitor Leadership Programme, the Fulbright Classroom Teacher Exchange Programme, the British-American Parliamentary Group Exchange and others.  We work to foster mutual understanding among the British and American governments while strengthening a network of individuals across multiple sectors who are invested in transatlantic cooperation and development.

We organise a wide range of social and formal events and have recently arranged briefings from the UK Ambassador to the USA, the EU Ambassador to Moscow and a senior military official at the Pakistan High Commission.

Simon Weston, the Falklands War hero was our guest of honour for the JAS Annual Lecture in November 2015.  We have also arranged exclusive tours to Bletchley Park and most recently to Stonehenge where we were the very first group to visit a recently discovered ancient habitation dating back 10,000 years.

We open doors to people and places and are building one of the UK’s most interesting networks of people who share that special experience of having participated in a US State Department exchange programme.

UK Ambassador to USA, Sir Kim Darroch, briefing JAS members

UK Ambassador to USA, Sir Kim Darroch, briefing JAS members

EU Ambassador to Moscow briefing JAS Members

EU Ambassador to Moscow briefing JAS Members

Presentation and reception at the Pakistani High Commission

Exclusive JAS presentation and reception at the Pakistani High Commission by kind invitation of the High Commissioner

JAS Chairman, Richard Stephenson, welcomes Simon Weston to give the JAS Annual Lecture 2015

JAS Chairman, Richard Stephenson, welcomes Simon Weston to give the JAS Annual Lecture 2015

Ambassador Barzun and JAS Board members at the early 4th July party

Ambassador Barzun and JAS Board members at the early 4th July party

JAS member Prof David Jacques explains the wonders of Stonehenge to colleagues

JAS member Prof David Jacques explains the wonders of Stonehenge to JAS colleagues

 

+ Message to the John Adams Society from Secretary Clinton

+ Congratulatory message from Ambassador Louis B Susman

+ Download the John Adams Society launch brochure