The Foreign Service Journal - December 2017

8 DECEMBER 2017 | THE FOREIGN SERVICE JOURNAL Editor in Chief, Director of Publications Shawn Dorman: Managing Editor Susan Brady Maitra: Associate Editor Donna Gorman: Publications Coordinator Dmitry Filipoff: Ad & Circulation Manager Ed Miltenberger: Art Director Caryn Suko Smith Advertising Intern Ho-Hsuan “Milo” Hsieh: Editorial Board Eric Green, Chair James “Jim” Bever Angela Bond M. Allyn Brooks-LaSure Lawrence Casselle Shawn Kobb Alexis Ludwig Suzanne McGuire John G. Rendeiro Jr. Priyadarshi “Pri” Sen Dinah Zeltser-Winant THE MAGAZINE FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS PROFESSIONALS The Foreign Service Journal (ISSN 0146-3543), 2101 E Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20037-2990 is published monthly, with combined January-February and July-August issues, by the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA), a private, nonprofit organization. Material appearing herein represents the opinions of the writers and does not necessarily represent the views of the Journal , the Editorial Board or AFSA. Writer queries and submissions are invited, preferably by email. The Journal is not responsible for unsolicited manuscripts, photos or illustrations. Advertising inquiries are invited. All advertising is subject to the publisher’s approval. AFSA reserves the right to reject advertising that is not in keeping with its standards and objectives. The appear- ance of advertisements herein does not imply endorse- ment of goods or services offered. Opinions expressed in advertisements are the views of the advertisers and do not necessarily represent AFSA views or policy. Journal subscription: AFSA member–$20, included in annual dues; student–$30; institution–$40; others–$50; Single issue–$4.50. For foreign surface mail, add $18 per year; foreign airmail, $36 per year. Periodical postage paid at Washington, D.C., and at additional mailing offices. Indexed by the Public Affairs Information Services (PAIS). Email: Phone: (202) 338-4045 Fax: (202) 338-8244 Web: © American Foreign Service Association, 2017 PRINTED IN THE U.S.A. Postmaster: Send address changes to AFSA, Attn: Address Change 2101 E Street NW Washington DC 20037-2990 AFSA Headquarters: (202) 338-4045; Fax (202) 338-6820 State Department AFSA Office: (202) 647-8160; Fax (202) 647-0265 USAID AFSA Office: (202) 712-1941; Fax (202) 216-3710 FCS AFSA Office: (202) 482-9088; Fax (202) 482-9087 GOVERNING BOARD President Hon. Barbara Stephenson: Secretary Hon. Tom Boyatt: Treasurer Hon. Earl Anthony “ Tony ” Wayne: State Vice President Ken Kero-Mentz: USAID Vice President Ann Posner: FCS Vice President Daniel Crocker: FAS Vice President Kimberly Svec Sawatzki: Retiree Vice President John K. Naland: State Representatives Lawrence Casselle Anne Coleman-Honn Josh Glazeroff Martin McDowell Tricia Wingerter USAID Representative Madeline Williams FCS Alternate Representative Matthew Hilgendorf FAS Alternate Representative ThomWright BBG Representative Steve Herman APHIS Representative J.J. Hurley Retiree Representatives Hon. Alphonse ‘Al’ La Porta Philip A. Shull STAFF Executive Director Ian Houston: Special Assistant to the President Jennie Orloff: Staff Assistant Theo Horn: ADVOCACY Director of Advocacy Mary Daly: BUSINESS DEPARTMENT Director of Finance Femi Oshobukola: Controller Kalpna Srimal: Assistant Controller Cory Nishi: COMMUNICATIONS Director of Communications Ásgeir Sigfússon: Online Communications Manager Jeff Lau: Outreach and Communications Specialist Allan Saunders: Awards Coordinator Perri Green: Outreach Coordinator Catherine Kannenberg: Retiree Outreach Coordinator Christine Miele: LABOR MANAGEMENT General Counsel Sharon Papp: Deputy General Counsel Raeka Safai: Senior Staff Attorneys Neera Parikh: Zlatana Badrich: Labor Management Counselor Colleen Fallon-Lenaghan: Grievance Counselor Jason Snyder: Senior Labor Management Advisor James Yorke: Labor Management Advisor Patrick Bradley: Executive Assistant Jaya Duvvuri: USAID Staff Assistant Christine Rose: MEMBER SERVICES Membership Representative Vacant Retiree Counselor Todd Thurwachter: Administrative Assistant and Office Manager Ana Lopez: PROFESSIONAL POLICY ISSUES Director of Professional Policy Issues Julie Nutter: Program Assistant Erika Bethmann: FOREIGN SERVICE CONTACTS