The Foreign Service Journal, July-August 2021

6 JULY-AUGUST 2021 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL 88 Reflections Going to the Hadhramaut By Ka t e Ca r r 90 Local Lens Rome, Italy By An ge l i c a Ha r r i s o n 51 Foreign Service Day Remembrances and Activities 52 State VP Voice—Should the Foreign Service Act of 1980 Be Overhauled? 53 USAID VP Voice—USAID and Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 55 AFSA Retention Survey: A Look at Why Some Consider Leaving the Service 57 AFSA Retention, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Recommendations 58 Foreign Service Retiree Groups Back in Action 58 AFSA Governing Board Meeting, May 19, 2021 59 Inside Diplomacy: A Look at the Arctic Region with U.S. Coordinator James DeHart 59 Book Notes: Tecumseh and the Prophet 61 2019-2021 AFSA Governing Board Term Report On the Cover— Art by Jing Jing Tsong. Marketplace 81 Real Estate 84 Lodging 86 Classifieds 87 Index to Advertisers FOREIGN SERVICE 7 President’s Views A Governing Board Term Unlike Any Other By E r i c Ru b i n 9 Letter from the Editor Diversity Perspectives By Sh awn Do rma n 20 Speaking Out A U.S.-German Look at the Essentials for Modern Diplomacy By M i r ko K r u p pa a n d Ke n n e t h Ke r o -Me n t z Perspectives Departments 10 Letters 14 Talking Points 73 In Memory 77 Books AFSA NEWS THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION 51