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THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL

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DECEMBER 2014

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AFSA NEWS

Why Ethics Matter in the Foreign Service

On Oct. 9, AFSA hosted an

event on “Why Ethics Matter

in the Foreign Service.”

Anthony J. Gray, the

president and chief execu-

tive ožcer at the Institute

for Global Ethics in Camden,

Maine, spoke on professional

ethics writ large and how they

apply to the Foreign Service.

Gray outlined the points to

consider: Is having an ethical

framework necessary for a

profession? Should the For-

eign Service have a separate

and uniform code of ethics?

How would it be applied and

enforced?

Before joining the Institute

for Global Ethics, Gray served

as global compliance ožcer

at Sikorsky Aircraft Corpora-

tion, where he significantly

improved the global com-

pliance culture within the

organization.

AFSA’s Committee for the

Anthony Gray,

president of the

Institute for Global

Ethics, addressed

AFSA in October.

AFSA/DEBRABLOME

Foreign Service Profession

and Ethics recently released

the results of a survey it

undertook to assess FS

members’ thinking in regard

to ethical decision-making in

their profession.

More than 70 percent

of the 1,300 respondents

support developing a code of

ethics for the Foreign Service.

To read the full report, go to

www.bit.ly/FS_Ethics.

Gray’s talk, as well as the

question-and-answer session

that followed, can be viewed

at

www.bit.ly/EthicsTalk.

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—Debra Blome,

Associate Editor

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to AFSA for all our members. The link is now active and will remain so for the duration of Open Season, which runs

through Dec. 8.

NEWS BRIEF

ANNOUNCEMENT

JO I N AFSA’S SPEAKERS BUREAU

AFSA’s long-running Speakers Bureau is always looking for new recruits. The bureau acts as a placement service of

sorts for Foreign Service members who are interested in speaking opportunities in their communities.

Groups from all over the country—World A’airs Councils, Rotary/Kiwanis/Lions clubs, church and civic groups,

universities, etc.—contact AFSA to request a speaker in their area on international a’airs topics. AFSA then acts as a

go-between, connecting the organization with potential speakers who fit the bill.

Over the years, AFSA has worked on hundreds of such placements, and we are always looking to do more to help tell

the story of the Foreign Service and educate the American public about the importance of diplomacy and development.

To sign up, please visit

www.afsa.org/speakers,

and fill out the form as thoroughly as possible. The more we know

about you, the easier it is to match you with a speaking opportunity.

We know that Foreign Service members are best equipped to tell their story to the public. Please help us do so, and

sign up!