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MAY 2017



ADST Launches

FSI at 70

On March 9, the Association

for Diplomatic Studies and

Training hosted an event at

AFSA’s E Street headquar-

ters building to launch a

new book,

FSI at 70—Future

Forward: A History of

the Foreign Service


(Arlington Hall

Press, 2017).

The book covers the

founding of FSI and

its evolution as the

premier institution

dedicated to teaching

foreign languages and

diplomatic tradecraft.

The book was written

by former Foreign

Service Officer Ste-

ven Alan Honley, the

previous editor-in-

chief of

The Foreign

Service Journal


Philip Hughes, chairman

of the ADST Board of Direc-

tors, kicked off the event,

welcoming participants

and thanking the various

contributors to the book, as

well as the Una Chapman

Cox Foundation, which pro-

vided funds for the project.

Dr. Marc Ostfield, deputy

director of the Foreign

Service Institute, discussed

the importance of the FSI

program and the institute’s

new emphasis on immersive

learning. He stated that by

reviewing previous suc-

cesses and lessons learned

from the past 70 years,


at 70: Future Forward

is a

springboard to plans for the


Finally, author Steve Hon-

ley spoke about the process

of researching and writing

the book, acknowledging

the contributions of ADST

intern Danny Li. Mr. Honley

commended FSI for “never

losing sight of its core mis-

sion, to serve those who

serve around the world.”

Honley also thanked

AFSA for its assistance—

in particular for sharing

access to the full digitized


archive, which proved

invaluable. Following his

presentation, Mr. Honley

took questions from the


FSI at 70—Future For-

ward: A History of the

Foreign Service Institute


available from Amazon in

both e-book and paperback



—Gemma Dvorak,

Associate Editor