The Foreign Service Journal, June 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Human Rights 24
Human Rights Today: A Q&A with Stephen J. Rapp 24
Reclaiming Human Rights Leadership in a Multipolar World 27
Why U.S. Leadership Matters for the Global Defense, Protection and Promotion of Human Rights 31
From the FSJ Archive—Human Rights in Foreign Policy 35
Feature 37
A Song for Unsung Heroes: Getting #AmericansHome from Ecuador 37
FS Heritage 41
Partners in the Service: Foreign Service Wives a Century Ago 41
Education Supplement 54
Can You Really Write All of Your College Application Essays Over the Summer? 54
College Admissions and COVID-19: An Evolving Landscape 66
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—COVID-19 and the Path Ahead 7
Letter from the Editor—Human Rights and Diplomacy 9
Speaking Out—Lessons from Silicon Valley: Practical Suggestions for a Modern Workplace 19
Reflections—Engaging Our Host Country’s History 80
Local Lens—Timor-Leste 82
Departments 10
Letters 10
Talking Points 11
Books 72
Marketplace 75
Real Estate 75
Classifieds 78
Index to Advertisers 79
AFSA News 47
Remembering Foreign Service Day 47
State VP Voice—Looking Out for Our Newest Colleagues 48
USAID VP Voice—Thoughts on USAID and the Coronavirus 49
FCS VP Voice—Still Making Things Work for U.S. Companies 50
AFSA Engages in Virtual Structured Conversations 50
Where We Stand—After the Pandemic 51
Plans for Public Outreach Campaign Shift 52
AFSA Governing Board Meeting 53
New AFSA Benefit: Long-term Car Rentals 53