Knowledge of history, area studies and current international affairs is not, by itself, sufficient to make an effective diplomat.
BY EDWARD “SKIP” GNEHM
FOCUS ON EXEMPLARY PERFORMANCE & CONSTRUCTIVE DISSENT
The recipient of AFSA’s 2017 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award talks with the FSJ about her journey from Midwestern social studies teacher to diplomatic leader.
Members of the Foreign Service regularly grapple with the professional and moral dilemma of dissent.
BY HARRY KOPP
Lack of fairness and transparency in the assignment restrictions process undercuts both employees and the State Department. Asian-American employees took it on.
BY CHRISTINA T. LE AND THOMAS T. WONG
Faced with growing evidence of malfeasance in intercountry adoptions in Uganda, this FSO decided on a course of constructive dissent to correct the problem.
BY WENDY BRAFMAN
Diplomatic Security programs can help protect the United States from the threat of terrorist entry, but the State Department hasn’t promoted DS as the interagency lead.
BY ELZAR T. CAMPER
U.S. Embassy London in Nine Elms will set new standards for security and sustainability. Here are some insights into how it got there.
BY RICHARD LEBARON
Building Enduring Support for the Foreign Service
BY BARBARA STEPHENSON
How to Get More Bang for Our FSI Buck: Engaging Foreign Diplomats and Diasporas
BY MICHAEL ROSENTHAL
A Baltic Tale
BY TOM LONGO
Impact of the Family Member Hiring Freeze: Feedback from the Field
Like a Bridge
BY KENNETH KERO-MENTZ