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MAY 2017

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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

47 Continuing the Conversation: Securing Diplomacy for the Next Quarter-Century 48 State VP Voice—Make Your Voice Heard! Vote in the AFSA Election 49 USAID VP Voice—The Human Resources Transformation 50 FAS VP Voice—WashingtonWithout FSOs 50 AFSAWelcomes New LM Staff Member 50 2016 Annual Report Published 51 Notes from Labor Management—Packing Out 52 AFSA Holds Election Town Hall 52 Your Vote Matters—Use It! 53 Retiree Corner—Getting the Most Out of Your Social Security 53 Retiree Outreach in Action 54 Outside the Beltway: AFSA Expands Outreach Efforts 55 2016 Sinclaire Language AwardWinners Honored 56 Local Engagement in Global Affairs 57 ADST Launches FSI at 70

AFSA NEWS

THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

On the Cover:

From left, Ambassador Mark C. Storella, Zambian Minister of Finance and National Planning Situmbeko Musokotwane, and

Minister of Health Kapembwa Simbao shake hands on signing the PEPFAR framework in November 2010. Photo: U.S. Embassy Lusaka.

7 President’s Views Seizing Transition Opportunities By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 10 Letter from the Editor Health Diplomacy and the Strength of “Soft” Power By Sh awn Do rma n 19 Speaking Out Digital Diplomacy: Will State Ever Take the Plunge? By Ame l i a Sh aw

Departments

12 Letters 14 Talking Points 58 In Memory 67 Books 74 Local Lens Stockholm, Sweden By Kev i n Ch amb e r s

Marketplace

69 Classifieds 71 Real Estate 73 Index to Advertisers

Perspectives

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