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AFSA NEWS

CALENDAR

THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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MARCH 2017

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March 6

Deadline: AFSA Financial

Aid Applications

March 6

AFSA/PDC: “Canada’s

150th Anniversary and

Public Diplomacy”

March 15, 22, 29; April 5

AFSA/Smithsonian

Associates:

“The New Middle East”

March 15

Deadline: AFSA National

High School Essay Contest

March 31

Job Search Program

Graduation Ceremony

April 4

Town Hall Meeting

for AFSA Governing

Board Candidates

April 4

12-1:30 p.m.

AFSA Governing

Board Meeting

April 6

12-1:30 p.m.

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-

ber’s

FSJ

.

The featured speaker

was retired FSO Louis Sell,

who wrote an article for the

December 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

(Duke

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/GEMMADVORAK

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 at

www.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

discussion thread.

Campaign Literature:

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,

election@afsa.org.

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ANNOUNCEMENT

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