The Foreign Service Journal, September 2022

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Engagement with Africa 24
Much Cause for Worry: A Clear-Eyed Look at Africa 24
A Brighter Future for Africa? 28
Great Expectations 33
Higher Education and the New Scramble for Africa 38
Kennedy, Nixon and the Competition for Mr. Africa, 1952-1960 43
Feature 48
Helping Refugees in Poland 48
FS Heritage 52
The Short Diplomatic Career of Mordecai Manuel Noah 52
Retirement Supplement 74
Retirement Planning: A Mid-Career Checklist 74
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Welcome, Director General Bernicat! AFSA Stands Ready to Work with You 7
Letter from the Editor—Africa at the Center 9
Speaking Out—Democracy as a Vocation 21
Reflections—The Lure of the “Painful Childhood” 93
Local Lens—North Sulawesi, Indonesia 94
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 14
Talking Points 16
In Memory 80
Books 86
Marketplace 88
Real Estate 88
Classifieds 91
Index to Advertisers 92
AFSA News 55
Honoring Archer Blood: Free Speech and the Right to Dissent 55
AFSA Holds Worldwide Virtual Town Halls 55
State VP Voice—Family Member Employment: An AFSA Priority 56
USAID VP Voice—Collaboration Through Co-Creation: Putting Policy into Practice 57
FAS VP Voice—The True Cost of FAS’ Administrative Burden 58
AFSA on the Hill—State-Level Advocacy: Emerging Issues and Progress 59
Diplomats at Work Event: Strengthening the U.S. Economy Through the FCS 60
“The Lavender Scare” Film Screening 61
AFSA Hosts Chiefs of Mission 61
AFSA Welcomes New Governing Board Members 62
FSJ Editorial Board Welcomes New Members 63
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, June 15, 2022 63
2022 AFSA Strategic Writing Award Winner: Kevin Murakami 65
Meet the 2022 AFSA Merit Award Winners 66
AFSA Selects High School Essay Contest Winner 70
AFSA Outreach: A Jam-Packed Summer 71
AFSA Hosts New Recruits, Engages with Members 71
AFSA Welcomes New Staff Members 72
Webinar: Financial Planning for the Foreign Affairs Community 72
A Conversation with Pearson Fellows 73
Update on Payroll Issues 73