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Two Foreign Service officers explore the question through the lens of personal experience. Their answer: in some ways yes, but mostly no.
In 2020 U.S. companies were forced into a new world of lockdowns and virtual relations, where work norms had to be refashioned. A commercial officer looks at the way ahead.
Some virtual components have proved helpful, but the face-to-face experience—the heart and soul of an exchange program—is irreplaceable.
Challenging in the best of times, FS transfers have become crucibles of resilience and determination during the pandemic.
FS parents—in particular, FS moms—are stretched to the breaking point, and there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight.
Returning “home” after years overseas is notoriously difficult. The COVID-19 pandemic gave the experience a whole new, and surprising, twist.
Listen first, one retired PD practitioner advises. Here is his story of a very successful program.
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Taking Care of Our Colleagues—and Ourselves
Virtual Diplomacy in an Age of Disruption
The Case of the Bungled Blacklist
Are Linked Assignments Worth It Anymore?
Schedule F(SL): Noncareer Hiring Takes a Toll
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