The Foreign Service Journal, September 2013

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus: The AFSA Awards Program 17
Celebrating Constructive Dissent and Outstanding Performance 17
AFSA’s Dissent Awards: Honoring the Best Among Us 20
George W. Landau: Latin America Expert And Human Rights Advocate 24
Engaging Muslim Leaders to Promote People-to-People Ties 36
What Makes Someone an American Citizen? 38
AFSA Constructive Dissent Award Winners: Where Are They Now? 44
Feature 56
The Case For a Professional Foreign Service 56
AFSA News 63
AFSA Holds 46th Annual Awards Ceremony 63
State VP Voice—The DRI/Diplomacy 3.0 Generation 64
USAID VP Voice—More than a Job 65
FCS VP Voice—Fighting the Good Fight 66
FAS VP Voice—A New Term and New Opportunities 66
Retiree VP Voice—Engaging Retirees and Protecting Benefits 67
Divorce in the Foreign Service 67
2013-2015 AFSA Governing Board Takes Office 68
New Tradition Begins For Lifetime Award Recipients 72
Ted Lyng’s Persistence Wins Broad Government Support 74
Speak Up, Dissent and Argue: It’s What James T. Rider Did 75
Mikkela Thompson Redefines the Word “Service” 76
Leah Evans’ Website Brings a Community Together 77
Jessica McVay Keeps Evacuees Informed and Spirits High 78
Elizabeth Jenkins Faces the Challenges of Caracas Head On 79
Ambassador J. Christopher Stevens Strategic Writing Award 81
Call for Volunteers 82
Columns 7
President's Views—Our Civil Service Colleagues 7
Departments 8
Letters 8
Talking Points 12
Books 84
In Memory 86
Local Lens 98
Marketplace 92
Classifieds 92
Real Estate 95
Index to Advertisers 96