The Foreign Service Journal
The Foreign Service Journal covers foreign affairs from an insider's perspective, providing thought-provoking articles on international issues, the practice of diplomacy and the U.S. Foreign Service. Including the AFSA News section, The Journal is published monthly (January-February and July-August issues combined) by the American Foreign Service Association.
The September issue focuses on AFSA Awards and Dissent.
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FOCUS ON AFSA AWARDS AND DISSENT
The recipient of AFSA’s 2015 Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award talks about his Foreign Service career, his pioneering role in AFSA and his view of the challenges before the Foreign Service today.
At heart, dissent is about integrity, speaking up on issues that matter, regardless of whether or not we think we can actually change anything.
How one FSO used constructive dissent to advance a sensible approach to air pollution in India.
The Foreign Service Act of 1980 became law in early 1981. A year later, the FSJ asked Congress, State management and AFSA leadership to evaluate its implementation. Here are their responses.
One of the great challenges of Foreign Service life is how an FS spouse can maintain or develop a career. Here are some practical tips.
Stepping Forward to Lead
The State Department Needs to Reevaluate Its Use of 360-Degree Reviews
Dogs in Africa