The Foreign Service Journal - January/February 2018

70 JANUARY-FEBRUARY 2018 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL AFSA NEWS AFSAWelcomes 192nd A-100 Class AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson explains to new FSOs what AFSA does for them. Below: Diplomatic Security Agent Lawrence Casselle (center), an AFSA State representative, talks with some of the incoming class members. AFSA/DONNAGORMAN AFSA/DONNAGORMAN On Oct. 25, AFSA welcomed new members of the 192nd A-100 Class for a luncheon at the association’s headquar- ters building. AFSA President Ambas- sador Barbara Stephenson hosted the luncheon. AFSA General Counsel Sharon Papp spoke about AFSA’s labor management respon- sibilities. FCS Vice President Daniel Crocker and State Representatives Lawrence Casselle and Martin McDow- ell were on hand to speak with the new Foreign Service members. They answered Book Notes: Peacemakers: American Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans On January 25, AFSAwel- comes Ambassador James Pardew to discuss his new book,“Peacemakers: Ameri- can Leadership and the End of Genocide in the Balkans.” The program takes place at AFSA headquarters, 2101 E St NW, from 12-1:30 p.m. Please RSVP to . Peacemakers is the first inclusive history of the suc- cessful multilateral interven- tion in the Balkans from 1995- 2008 by an official directly involved in the diplomatic and military responses to the crises. A deadly accident near Sarajevo in 1995 thrust James Pardew into the center of efforts to stop the fighting in Bosnia. In a detailed narrative, he shows how Richard Hol- brooke and the U.S. envoys who followed him helped to stop or prevent vicious wars in Bosnia, Croatia, Kosovo and Macedonia. Pardew describes the human drama of diplo- macy and war, illuminat- ing the motives, character, talents and weaknesses of the national leaders involved. Pardew demonstrates that the use of U.S. power to relieve human suffering is a natural fit with American val- ues. Peacemakers serves as a potent reminder that American leadership and multilateral cooperation are often critical to resolving interna- tional crises. James W. Pardew was at the heart of U.S. national policymaking throughout the humanitarian crises in the Balkans, from Richard Holbrooke’s negotiations on Bosnia in 1995 until the independence of Kosovo in 2008. Amb. Pardew was the primary U.S. negotiator of the Ohrid Agreement in Macedo- nia. He also led Balkan task forces for the Secretaries of Defense and State and served as a policy advisor at NATO. Prior to his diplomatic service, he spent twenty- seven years in the U.S. Army as an intelligence officer. n questions about AFSA and the many ways the associa- tion can assist, protect and advocate on their behalf. n GRAPHICBYJEFFLAU