THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
Deadline: AFSA Financial
150th Anniversary and
March 15, 22, 29; April 5
“The New Middle East”
Deadline: AFSA National
High School Essay Contest
Job Search Program
Town Hall Meeting
for AFSA Governing
AFSA Book Notes:
The Dust of Kandahar
The New Russia: AConversation
AFSA headquarters was
packed on Dec. 2, for a moder-
ated conversation on “Russia:
25 Years after the Fall of the
USSR,” the focus of Decem-
The featured speaker
was retired FSO Louis Sell,
who wrote an article for theDecember Journal ,“The Rise of the New Russia.” A Russia
and Balkans expert who
spent 27 years in the Foreign
Service, Sell is author of
FromWashington to Moscow:
U.S.-Soviet Relations and the
Collapse of the USSR
University Press, 2016).
The conversation was
moderated by Eric Green, a
member of the FSJ Editorial
Board and a career Foreign
Service officer who has served
in Moscow and is currently
director of the Office of Rus-
sian Affairs. More than 100
Retired FSO and Russia expert Louis Sell (left) speaks about his experiences in Soviet Russia at the first of a series
of events featuring
Foreign Service Journal
authors. The conversation was moderated by Eric Green (right), director
of the Office of Russian Affairs and a member of the FSJ Editorial Board.
AFSA ELECT I ON : IMPORTANT DATES
The 2017 AFSA election for AFSA officers and constituency representatives is under way!
Full details about the election, including the rules, can be found atwww.afsa.org/elections.
Meet the Candidates:
A list of candidates for the 2017 AFSA election is available from
the AFSA website,www.afsa.org/2017candidates.
AFSA members are also encouraged to
visit the AFSA Community to participate in an online discussion with candidates in the
2017 AFSA Governing Board Election & Bylaw Amendments
Candidates’ statements will be posted on the AFSA website on
April 3. The year, for the first time, candidates have also been invited to submit campaign
videos, which will be available through the AFSA website.
Please note that campaigning through employer email by any member is prohibited (with the exception of three
pre-approved candidate email blasts).
Town Hall Meeting:
A town hall meeting will take place on April 4 at 12 p.m. at the AFSA headquarters building,
2101 E St. NWWashington D.C. 20037. The event will be taped and made available via the AFSA YouTube channel.
Please ensure that AFSA has your current mailing address and personal email address on record. If you have
any questions about the election, please contact the Committee on Elections,email@example.com.
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