The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2005

... IN ACTION William R. Rivkin Dissent Award: Geoffrey R. Pyatt Overcoming a Culture of Suspicion on India Geoff Pyatt was honored with the Rivkin Award for his skillful work pushing against “the incrementalism and status-quo approach” of the U.S. policy toward India that had hindered progress on cooperation on controversial issues of nuclear prolif- eration and strategic collaboration. Pyatt is pictured here (cen- ter, in blue shirt) on a Himalayan trek with the boys of New Delhi Boy Scout Troop 60. Tex Harris Dissent Award: F. Scott Gallo A Fight to Protect People Embassy Nairobi Regional Security Officer Scott Gallo refused to accept Washington’s instructions to move embassy personnel and families onto a new compound, because he believed it was unsafe to do so. Pictured here, Karin and Scott Gallo with mem- bers of the Masai tribe at Lake Natron in Tanzania, April 2004. Avis Bohlen Award: Lisa Vershbow A Cultural Ambassador in Russia Lisa Vershbow used her professional background as a jewelry designer and teacher to promote American contemporary art and craft in Russia and to reach out to the Russian community. Pictured here (with flowers) at the opening of the Amber Museum Exhibition in Kaliningrad, Russia, in July 2004. 44 F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L / J U LY- A U G U S T 2 0 0 5 AFSA Special Achievement Award: David Dlouhy Fixing a Broken System David Dlouhy was brought in to fix the State Department’s Retirement Office. He is shown here introducing the new RNet Web site dur- ing Foreign Affairs Day May 6. Delavan Award: Nancy Alain Bringing Order Out of Chaos in Baghdad Nancy Alain was the first manage- ment section office management spe- cialist assigned to Embassy Baghdad. An Air Force commander said it best: “There are many in uniform who have never before worked with an embassy, and for them, Nancy is the State Department. You simply could not ask for a better representative.” She is pictured here with Iraqi Interim President Shaykh Ghazi M. Ajil al-Yawar.