The Foreign Service Journal, December 2022

Cover 1
Contents 5
Focus on AFSA Awards: Honoring Excellence and Constructive Dissent 24
2022 Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy: A Conversation with Anne W. Patterson 24
Foreign Service Champions Award 32
2022 Awards for Constructive Dissent 34
2022 Awards for Exemplary Performance 42
When Is It Ethical to Resign in Protest? 55
Feature 59
Promoting Democracy in Tumultuous Times 59
Education Supplement 77
Transition to College: Supporting Third Culture Kids’ Mental Health 77
What You Need to Know: Returning to U.S. Public Schools with Special Education Needs 93
Education-at-a-Glance 90
Perspectives 7
President’s Views—Celebrating—and Strengthening—Constructive Dissent 7
Letter from the Editor—Excellence and Integrity in Diplomacy 9
Speaking Out—“Winning the Competition for Talent”—The Case for Expanding the Diplomat in Residence Program 20
Reflections—The Enduring Value of International Exchange 105
Local Lens—Samarkand, Uzbekistan 106
Departments 11
Letters 11
Talking Points 14
Books 98
Marketplace 100
Real Estate 100
Classifieds 103
Index to Advertisers 104
AFSA News 63
AFSA Awards Honor Foreign Service Excellence and Constructive Dissent 63
State VP Voice—2022: A Year of Engagement and Progress 67
USAID VP Voice—Getting This Reorg Right 68
AFSA on the Hill—The Need to Reauthorize Foreign Affairs Agencies 69
Diplomats at Work: Evacuating Afghanistan 70
Next Stage: Building a Digital Brand 71
AFSA Welcomes Incoming Classes 72
AFSA Governing Board Meeting, Oct. 19, 2022 72
Diplomats Engage Road Scholars in D.C. and NYC 73
New Executive Assistant Joins AFSA 73
AFSA Honored for Excellence in Diplomacy 74
Thank You, Ambassador Sullivan! 74
AFSA Connects with Job Search/Transition Program Participants 75