The Foreign Service Journal, January-February 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Cover Story 25
Teaching Diplomacy Today 25
Focus on How They See Us 32
Outside Observers See the United States in Ways We Ourselves Cannot 32
Keeping the Relationship Special 37
Working with the United States: A View from Panama 41
Hope for a Renewed Partnership in the Americas 45
Feature: The 2010 Haiti Earthquake 48
A Night to Remember 48
Tremblement! 54
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—A Year of Challenge and Opportunity 7
Speaking Out—Truth and Honor 21
Off-Road with the Foreign Service—A Hippo Encounter 92
Reflections—The Day the (Ambassador to the) Music Died 101
Local Lens—India 102
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 12
In Memory 88
Books 94
Marketplace 96
Classifieds 96
Real Estate 98
Index to Advertisers 100
AFSA News 57
AFSA Welcomes Launch of Diplomacy Museum, President Eric Rubin Joins Board 57
State VP Voice—Professional Liability Insurance: Peace of Mind in a Troubled Time 58
USAID VP Voice—Get Ready … Get Set … Hire! 59
Where We Stand—The Foreign Service by the Numbers 60
What the Hatch Act Means for You 61
Mike Calvert of FCS Joins AFSA Governing Board 61
Sue Bremner Joins AFSA Labor Management as USAID Adviser 61
AFSA Panel: U.S. Diplomats as the First Line of Defense 62
Ásgeir Sigfússon Named Executive Director of AFSA 62
“Next Stage” Panel: Post–Foreign Service Careers for Diplomatic Security Agents 63
AFSA Governing Board Meeting 63
Support AFSA’s Legal Defense Fund 64
AFSA Plants Cherry Tree in Memory of COO Russ Capps 64
2019 AFSA Tax Guide 65