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J O U R N A L
OREIGN ERVICE
S F
P
RESIDENT
S
V
IEWS
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7
Professionalism versus
Patronage & Elitism
By Susan R. Johnson
S
PEAKING
O
UT
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14
Purchasing Parity: USAID’s EFM
Language Training Policy
By Brendan M. Wheeler
L
ETTER FROM THE
E
DITOR
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17
By Steven Alan Honley
R
EFLECTIONS
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74
An Independent Woman in Taipei
By Lisa Wilkinson
L
ETTERS
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8
C
YBERNOTES
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10
M
ARKETPLACE
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11
B
OOKS
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I
NDEX TO
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DVERTISERS
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A P R I L 2 0 1 2 / F O R E I G N S E R V I C E J O U R N A L
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C
ONTENTS
April 2012 Volume 89, No. 4
F
O C U S O N
F a m i l y M e m b e r E m p l o y m e n t
FS S
POUSAL
E
MPLOYMENT
: S
LOW BUT
S
TEADY
P
ROGRESS
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18
It’s getting easier for Foreign Service family members to find
meaningful employment overseas, but there is still a long way to go.
By Shawn Zeller
P
ATIENCE
: T
HE
K
EY TO
S
UCCESSFUL
EFM E
MPLOYMENT
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26
Eligible Family Members can land amazing jobs with the right
combination of flexibility, preparation and, yes, luck.
By Jen Dinoia
L
OCAL
E
MPLOYMENT IN
M
OZAMBIQUE AND
B
RAZIL
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29
Is it possible to live and work overseas, pursuing a professional career,
despite frequent moves? Absolutely!
By Raquel Lima Miranda
HOC R
OCKS
! /
31
The “Husbands of Chennai” has become a way to forge friendships
and build a community among trailing husbands of consulate employees.
By Aileen Crowe Nandi
M
Y
S
O
-C
ALLED
C
AREER
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35
The career you start with probably won’t be
the career you end with, one FS spouse explains.
By Francesca Kelly
F
E A T U R E
S
EVEN
B
ILLION AND
G
ROWING
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37
There is still time to turn back the population surge.
But it could also build up into a true disaster.
By Ben Barber
F S F
I C T I O N
T
HE
D
ECISION
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43
Set in an unnamed country, this story captures the essence of
what launched the Arab Spring last year — and keeps it going.
By Matt Keene
Help Wanted
PROFESSIONALWITH
INTERNATIONAL EXPERI-
ENCE; self-starter; com-
fortable and effective
in multicultural set-
tings; English-speaking,
bilingual a plus; ad-
vanced degree; re-
sourceful; composed;
organized; unflappable;
adaptable; patient.
Your schedule will
be flexible if your salary
requirement is flexible.
Cover collage by Caryn Smith
Art from iStockphoto.com/Robyn Mackenzie/
Alex Slobodkin