FOCUS: PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Here is a historical look at gender, ethnic and racial diversity in the Foreign Service and the long and uneven battle for progress.
BY HARRY W. KOPP
A better understanding of the barriers to women’s advancement—and good data—is needed to continue moving forward.
BY KATHRYN DRENNING
Generations of citizenship and sacrifices for and contributions to America notwithstanding, Asian Americans face the need to prove their loyalty over and over.
BY KIM BISSONNETTE
A Black former consular fellow, whose report of her ordeal at the hands of U.S. officials at the border with Mexico shook up the State Department, shares her thoughts today.
BY TIANNA SPEARS
Countering bias and recognizing overt racism are important, but it’s time to go beyond this work and take a hard look at institutional racism in the department.
BY MICHAEL HONIGSTEIN
What does exclusion look like? An FSO explores the concept of microaggressions—and suggests how shining a light on them can help foster a culture of inclusion.
BY CHARLES MORRILL
Described as a “hidden gem” by this FSO, FSI’s Transition Center has a range of tools and services that are vital in helping build a more agile, inclusive Department of State.
BY MARYUM SAIFEE
This timely project proposal offers a single solution to achieving several top-priority goals.
BY JOEL EHRENDREICH
A Governing Board Term Unlike Any Other
BY ERIC RUBIN
BY SHAWN DORMAN
A U.S.-German Look at the Essentials for Modern Diplomacy
BY MIRKO KRUPPA AND KENNETH KERO-MENTZ
Going to the Hadhramaut
BY KATE CARR
Should the Foreign Service Act of 1980 Be Overhauled?
BY TOM YAZDGERDI
USAID and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
BY JASON SINGER