The Foreign Service Journal, December 2023

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL | DECEMBER 2023 5 December 2023 Volume 100, No. 10 Focus on AFSA Awards: Honoring Excellence and Constructive Dissent 30 2023 Award for Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy A Conversation with Ambassador John Tefft 42 2023 Awards for Constructive Dissent 46 2023 Awards for Exemplary Performance 54 Foreign Service Champions Award Cover Story 22 The State Department Dissent Channel: History and Impact The Dissent Channel institutionalized dissent at the State Department a half century ago. By Sara Berndt and Holly Holzer Feature 56 Operation Nica Welcome In February 2023, some 200 political prisoners were spirited to the United States from Nicaragua. Here’s the story. By Kate Applegate Education Supplement 75 A Parent’s Guide to Psychoeducational Assessments Discovering and evaluating strengths and weaknesses in learning can help a child succeed. By Chad C. Nelson 84, 86 Education at a Glance