The Foreign Service Journal, May 2024

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Celebrating 100 Years of the U.S. Foreign Service & AFSA 22
Looking to the Future 22
At the Center of Smart Power 24
The Best, Brightest, and Most Loyal 25
Planting and Growing Seeds of Prosperity and Justice Worldwide 26
AFSA: A Vital Voice for Small Agencies 28
AFSA and the Evolution of the Foreign Service Career 30
The U.S. Foreign Service and AFSA Through 100 Years of the Journal 32
Foreign Service Proud: 100 Words for 100 Years 52
A Look at the Ideal Foreign Service for the Next Generation 65
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Building on 100 Years of Service 7
Letter from the Editor—Born Together in 1924 9
Speaking Out—It’s Up to Us to Implement the Learning Policy 18
Reflections—Raising Children in East Berlin 101
Local Lens—Nairobi, Kenya 101
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 12
In Memory 83
Books 91
Marketplace 67
Centennial Congratulations 67
Real Estate 94
Classifieds 99
Index to Advertisers 100
AFSA News 75
Lights, Camera, Action! 75
State VP Voice—Celebrating Asian American Leadership 76
USAID VP Voice—Remembering Our Fallen USAID Colleagues 77
FCS VP Voice—Do the Math: FCS Makes Sense 78
In Memoriam: Esther Coopersmith 78
Retiree VP Voice—Follow the Money 79
2023 AFSA PAC Report 80
AFSA Hosts Global Town Hall 80
AFSA, GTM Meet with Employee Orgs 80
AFSA Meets with Working in Tandem 80
AFSA and Global Ties 81
AFSA Webinar—Managing Your Retirement Portfolio 81
AFSA’s Good Works: Exemplary Performance Awards 82