The Foreign Service Journal, December 2013

Cover 1
Contents 5
Features 22
The Island Hopper 22
Rethinking the Role of ‘Madam’: Kafala and the U.S. Foreign Service 28
The Uses of History: Lessons from a Georgetown Classroom 35
Education Supplement 53
The Revised Common App 53
Education Charts 64
A Parent’s Guide to Psychoeducational Evaluations 72
The ABCs of Education Allowances 86
AFSA News 39
Call for Dissent Nominations 39
Dissent: Making the Right Decision 39
State VP Voice—Diplomatic Security 101 40
USAID VP Voice—USAID Needs a Transparent Promotions Process 41
FAS VP Voice—Surviving the Shutdown 42
AFSA’s Exemplary Performance Awards 43
Clements Worldwide: Proud Award Sponsor 43
AFSA on the Hill: In the Middle of the Aisle 44
AFSA Expands Its Congressional Outreach 45
Support the Fund for American Diplomacy 45
Apply Now for AFSA College Scholarships 46
AFSA Book Notes: Mongolia 47
Expeditionary Diplomacy WAE 48
Bonnie Brown Retires 49
Columns 7
President’s Views—New Ideas from AFSA 7
Speaking Out—A Plea for Greater Teamwork in the Foreign Service 14
FS Know-How—A Practical Guide to International Divorce in the Foreign Service 17
Reflections—Despair, Hope, Perseverance 101
Departments 8
Letters 8
Talking Points 10
Books 94
Local Lens 102
Marketplace 95
Classifieds 95
Real Estate 98
Index to Advertisers 100