The Foreign Service Journal, March 2019

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Food and Fitness in the Foreign Service 28
Ancestral Food Traditions for Modern Foreign Service Life 28
How to Exercise in Airports 33
The Department of Taste 35
Enhancing Resilience 38
Spotlight on Culinary Diplomacy 41
The Soft Power of Super Chef Panama 41
Youth Empowerment and Food for Thought 45
Appreciation 49
George H.W. Bush: Diplomats Remember 49
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Staying Constructive in Trying Times 7
Letter from the Editor—Happy 100th Birthday, FSJ! 9
Speaking Out—Compassion Fatigue in the Foreign Service 24
Family Member Matters—Recipe for Success 86
On the Lighter Side—Ask Ms. Fashion Service Person 88
Local Lens—Burma 90
Departments 13
Letters 13
Letters-Plus 15
Talking Points 18
In Memory 73
Books 78
Marketplace 81
Classifieds 81
Real Estate 83
Index to Advertisers 85
AFSA News 55
AFSA Event Highlights How “Economic Diplomacy Works” 55
State VP Voice—Even During (Another) Shutdown, AFSA Is Here for You 57
FCS VP Voice—Tell Me How This Ends 58
Join the Journal’s Editorial Board 58
Save the Date: Foreign Service Day, May 3 58
Retiree VP Voice—News You Can Use 59
Professional Policy Issues—Bringing It Home 60
Outreach—Looking Back and Moving Forward 61
Governing Board Meeting, December 2018 61
Stay Tuned for “Next Stage” Programming 62
AFSA Welcomes Newest FS Specialists 62
Labor Management—Conduct Issues and the Toxic Workplace 63
Notification of Proposed AFSA Bylaw Amendments for Referendum 64
AFSA Treasurer’s Report for 2018 68
AFSA Welcomes 196th A-100 Class 70
USGLC Honors Diplomats and Development Professionals 70
AFSA Welcomes New Team Members 71
Retirement Planning Made Easy(er) 72
AFSA Hosts Chiefs of Mission Breakfast 72
In Case of a Shutdown: Be Ready 72
Governing Board Meeting, January 2019 72