The Foreign Service Journal - July/August 2014 - page 49

AFSA Launches Speaker
Partnership with USC
On April 23, AFSA
launched a new Speaker
Partnership with the
School of International
Relations at the Univer-
sity of Southern Califor-
nia in Los Angeles.
Robert English, direc-
tor of SIR, opened the
event, warmly thanking
AFSA for developing this
important partnership.
He expressed USC’s
desire to expand the new rela-
tionship over the long term.
Keynoting the event was
Ambassador Lynn Pascoe,
who recently served as United
Nations undersecretary
general for political affairs,
overseeing all conflict plan-
ning, and before that spent
several decades focused on
U.S. security policy toward
His talk, “American Diplo-
macy and Conflict in Asia–
Lessons and Opportunities,”
was attended by some 150
faculty and students from var-
ious USC departments. They
asked numerous thoughtful
questions about the Foreign
Amb. Pascoe empha-
sized that the United States,
working through and with the
United Nations, must con-
tinue to build strong shared
values with Asian allies, and
assist local nongovernmental
organizations with effective
Above, Ambassador Lynn Pascoe speaking at the USC School of Inter-
national Relations. Discussions continued after the talk among (left to
right) Prof. Jonathan Aronson, Robert English, Amb. Pascoe and students.
Continued on page 65
2014 AFSA Award Winners
Charles Stuart Kennedy Jr.
Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy
Con s t r u c t i ve D i s s en t Awa rd s
Ambassador Jonathan Addleton
Christian A. Herter Award for a
Senior Foreign Service Officer
David Holmes
William R. Rivkin Award for a
Mid-Level FSO
William O’Bryan
W. Averell Harriman Award for an
Entry-Level FSO
Nick Pietrowicz
F. Allen “Tex” Harris Award for a
Foreign Service Specialist
Exemp l a r y Pe r fo rman c e Awa rd s
Carol K. Backman
Nelson B. Delavan Award for a
Foreign Service Office Management Specialist
Mary Kay Cunningham
M. Juanita Guess Award for a
Community Liaison Officer
Kari Osborne
Avis Bohlen Award for a
Foreign Service Family Member
Full coverage of AFSA’s June 18 awards ceremony,
profiles of the winners and related articles will
appear in the September issue of
The Foreign Service Journal
1...,39,40,41,42,43,44,45,46,47,48 50,51,52,53,54,55,56,57,58,59,...84
Powered by FlippingBook