The Foreign Service Journal, December 2020

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on AFSA Awards: Honoring Excellence and Constructive Dissent 22
Pioneer, Bridge Builder and Statesman—A Conversation with Ambassador Edward J. Perkins 22
2020 Awards for Constructive Dissent 32
2020 Awards for Exemplary Performance 40
Features 52
The Dayton Accords at 25 52
Implementing Dayton: A Look Back 56
FS Heritage 63
Idealism, Diplomacy and Power: Tony Lake’s Story 63
Education Supplement 77
U.S. Boarding Schools: Resilient in the Pandemic and Beyond 77
COVID on Campus: How FS College Kids and Their Families Are Managing the Uncertainty 83
College Options: Community College with a Guaranteed Transfer Program 94
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Foreign Service Proud: Very, Very Proud 7
Letter from the Editor—Recognizing Excellence 9
Speaking Out—Food & Fun, or Debt & Despair? The Commissary Crisis and the Future of Employee Associations 19
Reflections—An Unexpected Foray into Albania 104
Local Lens—Colombo, Sri Lanka 106
Departments 10
Letters 10
Letters-Plus 13
Talking Points 14
Books 98
Marketplace 99
Real Estate 99
Classifieds 101
Index to Advertisers 103
AFSA News 69
AFSA Works for Diversity and Inclusion: An Update 69
State VP Voice—2020: How Are We Doing? 70
USAID VP Voice—A Brief Reflection on Measuring Impact 71
AFSA Supports EEO Complaint for Equal Pay 71
Retiree VP Voice—Support Our Foreign Service Community 72
Early and Mid-Career Retirement Planning Seminar 72
USAID 2020 Promotion Boards: Concerns on Diversity, Inclusion and Transparency 73
Retirees Join AFSA for Outreach Efforts 74
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Oct. 21, 2020 75
AFSA Dues Increase for 2021 75