Foreign Service Journal - June 2013 - page 5

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june 2013
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June 2013
Volume 90, No. 6
Foreign
Service
FOCUS
On Working with Congress
Though the world looks different from the eastern and western ends of the
National Mall, there are actually many similarities between the congressional
and diplomatic cultures.
BY CHARL ES A . STEVENSON
FSOs have “street cred” with Congress as the professionals who carry out
U.S. overseas policies and programs. Here are tips for maximizing that entrée.
BY BETTE COOK
Policymaking on human rights issues is sometimes hindered by poor relations
between State and Capitol Hill. Fortunately, there are ways to improve cooperation.
BY ROBERT MCMAHON
FEATUREs
Here is the little-known story of a group of African-American diplomat-writers
whose late 19th- and early 20th-century work shaped the Harlem Renaissance.
BY BR I AN RUSSE L L ROBERTS
Countless Indochinese-Americans will remember FSO Shepard Lowman for
enabling their admission to the United States. His country should remember him,
as well, for embodying our finest inclinations.
BY LACY WR I GHT
Educational Supplement
Choosing a school is not just about feeding the mind, but feeding each young
person’s appropriate social and emotional development. Here are some tips
on how to make the right choice.
BY REBECCA GRAPPO
Schools Charts /
AFSA News
Columns
Secretary Kerry’s Opportunity
BY SUSAN R . JOHNSON
Iran and the United States:
Getting to Yes
By George B. Lambrak i s
DepartmEnts
Marketplace
On the cover: Vice President Joseph R. Biden
addresses the families of Foreign Service
members killed in the line of duty at AFSA’s
Memorial Plaque Ceremony on May 3 at
the State Department. Secretary of State
John Kerry and AFSA President Susan R.
Johnson also spoke on the solemn occasion.
Photo by Donna Ayerst.At lower left, the
U.S. Capitol. Photo by Anne Wernikoff.
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