The John Adams Society is a leadership organisation for participants of the US State Department’s prestigious International Visitor Leadership Programme, and other equivalent exchanges. The Society was formed to promote the UK-US special relationship and organises a range of high quality activities with the aim of connecting, engaging, inspiring and educating current and future leaders in transparent, dynamic and open dialogue. Members are encouraged to continue their IVLP experiences by recognising their opportunity and responsibility to both ‘give back’ to society by engaging in mentoring and volunteering activities and actively engaging in international relations throughout the year.
The Society is an umbrella organisation, a network of networks, for alumni of professional and educational exchange programmes that exist between the United States of America and the United Kingdom. You can join as a full JAS member if you have participated in a programme with one of the following:
The John Adams Society is formed on the basis of three pillars:
The Society strives to provide an extension of the IVLP experience (in terms of opportunities and networks) to produce a tangible and demonstrable enhancement of the US-UK special relationship.
Taking dialogue further to produce tangible/demonstrable improvements in the special relationship:
- JAS members bringing their expertise and experience to bear for the purpose of improving the special relationship
- Organising activities on a range of issues from an independent point of view (offer bi/multilateral activities), for example through our Embassy Outreach Programme.
Beyond the special relationship, the Society seeks to explore wider international relations and the impact JAS members can have globally.