The Foreign Service Journal, April 2014

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus: Greening Embassies 20
Eco-Diplomacy: Building the Foundation 20
The Greening Diplomacy Initiative: Capturing Innovation 24
The League of Green Embassies: American Leadership in Sustainability 30
Finns Take the LEED in Green Embassy Design 35
Feature 39
How H.A. Giles Learned Chinese 39
AFSA News 45
AFSA Releases Chief-of-Mission Guidelines 45
VP Voice State: Collaborating with Our Partner Organizations 46
VP Voice Retiree: Retirement Begins Before Retirement 47
VP Voice FCS: The Budget Resource Merry-Go-Round 48
Chief-of-Mission Guidelines 49
AFSA Hosts Chiefs of Mission 51
AFSA On the Hill: Beyond Advocacy Day 52
New Association Management System for AFSA 53
AFSA VP Meets with Florida Retirees 54
2013 Sinclaire Award Recipients 54
AFSA Book Notes: America’s First Globals 55
AFSA Partners with United Nations Association 56
FSJ Editor-in-Chief Steps Down 56
AFSA and DACOR Salute U.S. Marine Security Guards 57
The Foreign Service Family: The Packout and Me 59
Life in the Foreign Service 59
Columns 7
President's Views: Three Reasons to Love the League of Green Embassies 7
Letter from the Editor: Who Knew? 8
Speaking Out: Bring Back the Powell Fellows Program 17
Reflections: Hi, My Name Is Susie—and I’m a Global Nomad 73
Departments 9
Letters 9
Talking Points 11
Books 66
Local Lens 74
Marketplace 62
Classifieds 62
Real Estate 68
Index to Advertisers 72