The Foreign Service Journal, May 2024

6 MAY 2024 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 101 Reflections Raising Children in East Berlin By Otho Eskin 102 Local Lens Nairobi, Kenya By Armando L. Muir On the Cover—AFSA centennial logo design by Jeff Lau, cover design by Driven by Design. Marketplace 67 Centennial Congratulations 94 Real Estate 99 Classifieds 100 Index to Advertisers 7 President’s Views Building on 100 Years of Service By Tom Yazdgerdi 9 Letter from the Editor Born Together in 1924 By Shawn Dorman 18 Speaking Out It’s Up to Us to Implement the Learning Policy By Don Jacobson Perspectives Departments 10 Letters 12 Talking Points 83 In Memory 91 Books 75 Lights, Camera, Action! 76 S tate VP Voice—Celebrating Asian American Leadership 77 U SAID VP Voice—Remembering Our Fallen USAID Colleagues 78 FCS VP Voice—Do the Math: FCS Makes Sense 78 In Memoriam: Esther Coopersmith 79 Retiree VP Voice—Follow the Money 80 2023 AFSA PAC Report 80 AFSA Hosts Global Town Hall 80 AFSA, GTM Meet with Employee Orgs 80 AFSA Meets with Working in Tandem 81 AFSA and Global Ties 81 AFSA Webinar—Managing Your Retirement Portfolio 82 AFSA’s Good Works: Exemplary Performance Awards 75 AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION