The Foreign Service Journal, July/August 2018

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | JULY-AUGUST 2018 15 Left to right: Ambassadors Aurelia Brazeal, Sylvia Stanfield, Ruth A. Davis and Bill Brownfield enjoy a moment at NDU’s Foreign Affairs Day on May 9. diplomatic leaders, such as Ambassa- dors Bill Brownfield and Joyce Barr. Their induction is emblematic of the strong partnership between the State Depart- ment and the National Defense University to produce a broad array of exceptional national security leaders.” The partnership between the State Department and NDU has an important history, and an equally important future. The importance of our work together to promote peace and security around the world is well captured in an observation from former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan: “Education is, quite simply, peace-building by another name. It is the most effective form of defense spending there is.” The talented and diverse group of midcareer professionals assigned to NDU arrive as tactical and operational experts in their fields. If we do well at providing them a world-class educa- tion, they will leave us as strategic thinkers capable of launching ideas that could preclude the need to launch ordnance. n From left to right: Ambassadors Dick Norland, Tom Krajeski and Joyce Barr, with and a former NDU colleague, USAF Colonel (ret.) Christina Lafferty, at NDU’s Foreign Affairs Day on May 9. NDU/KATIEPERSONSLEWIS NDU/KATIEPERSONSLEWIS