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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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SEPTEMBER 2016

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59 Honoring AFSA’s 2016 AwardWinners 60 State VP Voice: Taking Performance Management Seriously 61 FCS VP Voice: The Golden Rule— Paradox or Words to Live By? 61 Long Term Care Premium Hikes 62 Retiree VP Voice: In Defense of Dissent 63 Introducing the Labor Management Team 66 To Soar Like a Phoenix 67 AFSAAwardWinner Profiles 75 Using Diplomacy to Meet the New Threat Set 76 AFSA Governing Board Meetings: June and July 77 Celebrating Strategic Writing 78 DS Begins Recording Interviews 79 USAID Honors Fallen Colleagues 80 Forging Foreign Service Alliances in the Rockies 81 LGBT+ in Foreign Affairs 82 2016 Foreign Service Youth Awards 83 AFSANat'l High School Essay Contest Winner 8 3 FEGLI Open Season in September 84 Editorial Board Hail and Farewell

AFSA NEWS

THE OFFICIAL RECORD OF THE AMERICAN FOREIGN SERVICE ASSOCIATION

On the Cover:

The 2016 recipients of AFSA’s awards for lifetime contributions, dissent and exemplary performance. At center, Ambassador Ruth A.

Davis (photo by Joaquin Sosa). Clockwise from top left, Shawn Akard, teaching a class in Jordan; Jefferson Smith, far right, with members of the

Locally Employed Staff Committee; Toni Kula, coordinating the embassy beach cleanup drive; Karn Carlson; John Naland; Sara Locke, far right, at

the Embassy Beirut Fourth of July party; Mike Honigstein, center, at the Write to Reconcile conference. All photos courtesy of the named individuals.

Cover art design by Gemma Dvorak.

6 President’s Views Calling It LikeWe See It By Ba r ba r a S t e p h e n s o n 9 Letter from the Editor Recognizing Excellence and Courage By Sh awn Do rma n 20 Speaking Out NeglectingWorld’s Fairs Doesn’t Make Them Go Away, So Let’s Do It Right By Be a t r i c e Camp

Departments

11 Letters 14 Talking Points 85 In Memory 90 Books 100 Reflections Road Trip to Syria, 2011 By L a u r a Me r z i g Fa b r yc k y 102 Local Lens Liberia By An d rew Pa r k s

Marketplace

93 Classifieds 96 Real Estate 99 Index to Advertisers

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Perspectives

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