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State’s new initiatives create space for difficult conversations and incorporate accountability.
To establish diversity at State, it is essential to make inclusion count—in every promotion, job prospect and assignment.
Besides the moral imperative, there are compelling reasons to have a Foreign Service that looks like America. Here are some suggestions for how to get there.
Two fellowship programs are heralded for bringing people of color into the Foreign Service, but the new employees’ advancement is inhibited by institutional barriers.
A senior member of the Foreign Service who immigrated to the United States as a child reflects on her journey.
After 30 years, another round of the same measures will not do. It’s time to define the problems and seek new solutions.
A career FSO and veteran United Nations official reflects on this unique institution and its value today.
The first Black Nobel laureate made unique contributions to the establishment of the United Nations long before the peacekeeping achievements for which he is better known.
Seen through the lens of perhaps the greatest crisis response effort ever—the 2020 Repatriation Task Force—this look into how the State Department organizes emergency responses is an eye-opener.
Change Has Come, More Is Coming
Why “27 Years and Out” Should Be Retired
History of a Handshake: Ground-Level Public Diplomacy in Belarus
Diversity and Inclusion: The Time to Act Is Now