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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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JUNE 2015

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June 2015

Volume 92, No. 5

FOREIGN

SERVICE

AFSA NEWS

Governing Board Candidates Hold Town Hall Meetings / 51 AFSAWelcomes QDDR Release / 51 VP Voice State – Congressional Advocacy / 52 VP Voice FCS – FS Diversity and the Civil Rights Act of 1964 / 53 VP Voice Retiree – The Case for Mentoring / 54 AFSA Launches Palmer Award / 54 Foreign Service Advocacy Day / 55 AFSA on the Hill / 56 DACOR Hosts Vietnam Hands / 57 Working with Affinity Groups / 58 AFSA Road Scholars in D.C. / 59 A History of AFSA / 59 Issue Brief: On State Department Workforce Development / 60 Retiree Job Search Program / 61 AFSA President Reaches Out to Students / 62 Speakers Bureau Grows / 64 AFSAWelcomes New Staff and Summer Interns / 64 Rivkin Award Donor Luncheon / 65

COLUMNS

President’s Views / 7 A Story of Foreign Service Leadership BY ROBERT J . S I LVERMAN Letter from the Editor / 8 Advancing Diversity and Inclusion BY SHAWN DORMAN Speaking Out / 17 Employee Plus One: Marriage and the War for Talent BY MICHAEL GUEST

DEPARTMENTS

Letters / 9 Talking Points / 13 Books /103 Local Lens / 114

MARKETPLACE

Classifieds / 106 Real Estate / 109 Index to Advertisers / 112

On the cover:

Consul General Randy Berry addresses the annual Pride Reception at Consul-

ate General Amsterdam on July 29, 2014, during the Amsterdam Gay Pride festival. Photo:

Edgar van de Burgt/U.S. Consulate General Amsterdam.

FOCUS ON DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

Human Rights for LGBT Persons / 20 A Q&A WI TH SPEC I AL ENVOY RANDY BERRY How Far We’ve Come, How Far We Have to Go / 25 BY SE L I M AR I TURK Promoting an LGBT-Inclusive Human Rights Agenda / 28 BY R I CHMOND BLAKE Diversity: The Mentoring Dimension / 34 BY J ENN I F ER Z I MDAHL GALT AND THAO ANH TRAN Toward a Foreign Service Reflecting America / 39 BY L I A M I L L ER Making Inclusion Real: Affinity Groups in Action / 41 Promoting Disability Diversity at the State Department BY AMANDA R I CHARD BIG: Working to Make Diversity Operational BY MARCUS C . S I NGL ETON Executive Women @ State: Breaking Barriers BY SUSAN STEVENSON Celebrating Arab-Americans in Foreign Affairs BY JAMAL AL-MUSSAWI

FEATURE

The United States and Latin America: Individuals vs. Institutions / 46 BY THOMAS E . MCNAMARA

EDUCATION SUPPLEMENT

Frank Bruni Takes on College Admissions Insanity / 66 BY FRANCESCA KE L LY Schools At A Glance / 78, 80, 82 Gap Happy: One FS Student’s Experience / 97 BY MARYBETH HUNTER