The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2019

6 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2019 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 100 Reflections TheWay WeWere—State and the New Commercial Service By Ha r r i s o n Sh e r wo o d 102 Local Lens Uganda By J o h n Woy n i c k i J r. 59 Call for Nominations: 2019-2021 AFSA Governing Board 60 State VP Voice—Where Does the Econ Track Lead? 61 USAID VP Voice—USAID’s Economic Diplomacy Makes a Difference for U.S. Economic Growth 62 FAS VP Voice—Feeding theWorld through Economic Diplomacy 63 AFSA on the Hill—Showing the New Congress that Economic Diplomacy Works 63 Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security 66 AFSA Dues Change for 2019 66 Accepting Nominations for Sinclaire Language Award 67 USAID VP Participates in Blacks in Government Panel 67 Governing Board Meeting, November 2018 68 2018 AFSATax Guide AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION On the Cover— A sampling of FSJ covers featuring economic/commercial diplomacy through the years, starting with the very first Journal . Design by Caryn Suko Smith, Driven by Design, LLC. Marketplace 95 Classifieds 97 Real Estate 99 Index to Advertisers FOREIGN SERVICE 7 President’s Views Economic Diplomacy Works By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 10 Letter from the Editor In the Beginning, There Was Econ Diplomacy By Sh awn Do rma n 20 Speaking Out Improving the Economic Career Track By V i r g i n i a Be n n e t t Perspectives Departments 11 Letters 14 Letters-Plus 16 Talking Points 89 In Memory 92 Books 67 68