The Foreign Service Journal, October 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on Advancing Diversity & Inclusion 22
Needed: A Management Mindset 22
State’s Problems Are Not New: A Look at the Record 27
The Payne Fellowship: Boosting Diversity at USAID 30
Diversification in the Foreign Agricultural Service 35
One Bureau’s Model for Moving Forward 37
Making Diversity and Inclusion Real in Foreign Affairs 40
FS Heritage: McCarthyism Revisited 52
A Time of “Great Malaise” 52
The Exile of a China Hand: John Carter Vincent in Tangier 57
From the FSJ Archive: The McCarthy Years Inside the Department of State 61
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Taking Stock and Looking Ahead 7
Letter from the Editor—Continuing the Conversation: Toward a Diverse, Inclusive Foreign Service 9
Speaking Out—Stop Shipping Your Personal Vehicle! 19
Reflections—Nixon in Moscow, March 1967 81
Local Lens—Reykjavík, Iceland 82
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 12
Talking Points 15
Books 73
Marketplace 76
Real Estate 76
Index to Advertisers 78
Classifieds 79
AFSA News 63
AFSA Memorial Plaque Expansion Planned 63
Announcing the 2020 AFSA Award Winners 63
State VP Voice—Blind EERs: Would They Make Sense? 64
USAID VP Voice—Some Shining Stars Amid the COVID Dark 65
Benjamin Phillips Joins AFSA LM as Grievance Counselor 65
Retiree VP Voice—The Foreign Service Act of 2022? 66
AFSA Names High School Essay Contest Winner 66
AFSA on the Hill—Hill Advocacy During the Pandemic 67
AFSA Voter Registration Guide 67
AFSA Member Survey on Bias in the Foreign Affairs Agencies 68
Expanding Our Outreach, With Your Help 69
AFSA’s Legal Defense Fund Comes to the Rescue 70
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, August 19, 2020 70
USAID Rep Trevor Hublin Joins AFSA Governing Board 71
AFSA Welcomes Several Incoming Classes 71
Social Security Tax Deferral 72