THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL
559 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
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
Departments11 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
Marketplace93 Classifieds 96 Real Estate 99 Index to Advertisers