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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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JULY-AUGUST 2013
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AFSA NEWS
THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
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SEPTEMBER 2013
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WOMEN IN SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT
FOCUS
AFSA NEWS
CALENDAR
9/2/2013
8:00 - 5:00 PM
Labor Day: AFSA Ofces
Closed
9/4/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
9/8/2013 to
9/11/2013
AFSA Road Scholar
Program
9/20/2013 to
9/21/2013
AFSA Governing Board
Of-Site
10/2/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
10/6/2013 to
10/11/2013
AFSA Road Scholar
Program
10/13/2013 to
10/16/2013
AFSA Road Scholar
Program
10/20/2013 to
10/24/2013
AFSA Road Scholar
Program
11/6/2013
12:00 - 2:00 PM
AFSA Governing Board
Meeting
THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION
AFSAAwards Ceremony Honors Lifetime Achievement,
Constructive Dissent and Exemplary Performance
Awards continued on page 73
of AFSA’s Lifetime Contribu-
tions to American Diplomacy
Award. Thomas-Greenfeld is
a lifelong member of AFSA,
and thanked the association
for the important role the
awards play in encouraging
constructive dissent and
exemplary performance.
Ambassador Thomas D.
Boyatt, a previous winner of
the Lifetime Contributions to
American Diplomacy Award,
gave a comprehensive and
laudatory introduction to his
friend, colleague and mentor,
Amb. George Landau. He pre-
sented an extensive history
of Amb. Landau’s Foreign
Service career, highlighting
his commercial and eco-
nomic work in particular.
In accepting the Lifetime
Contributions to American
Diplomacy Award, Amb.
Landau began by thanking
all of those who assisted
him throughout his many
years of service to the
United States. Despite being
a “late-bloomer” into the
Foreign Service, his assign-
ments included ambassa-
dorships to Paraguay, Chile
On June 27, with family mem-
bers, colleagues and friends
seated in the Department
of State’s Benjamin Franklin
Diplomatic Reception room,
AFSA President Susan R.
Johnson opened the 2013
AFSA Awards Ceremony
with an historical overview of
AFSA’s awards program and
its purpose.
A LIFETIME OF
SERVICE
Director General of
the Foreign Service Linda
Thomas-Greenfeld congrat-
ulated this year’s honorees
and made special note of
the accomplishments of
Ambassador George W.
Landau, this year’s recipient
The Department of State’s Benjamin Franklin Diplomatic Reception Room was flled to capacity on June 27, as AFSA
presented this year’s recipients of the 2013 AFSA Awards. At the podium, Theodore Lyng delivers his acceptance
speech after receiving the William R. Rivkin Award for constructive dissent. Below, AFSA President Susan R.
Johnson with Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy Award recipient Ambassador George W. Landau.