AAFSW at a Glance


The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960 and is the oldest non­-governmental organization supporting the American diplomatic community.

AAFSW is a primary advocate and serves as a support network for family members of Foreign Service employees. AAFSW advocacy was responsible for the creation of the Family Liaison OfficeOverseas Briefing Center, and the Foreign Service Youth Foundation.

AAFSW membership extends to all of the foreign affairs agencies. We participate in the Inter­Agency Roundtable (quarterly information ­sharing events for family member support offices from all foreign affairs agencies) and the Foreign Affairs Council (a forum for non­-governmental organizations related to the Foreign Service.

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Austria in Motion: Wednesday, February 15

Austria in Motion, Wednesday, February 15 at 3:00 p.m AAFSW cordially invites you to a fascinating program, “Austria in Motion,” where you will learn about the history of the Imperial cities, see examples of magnificent architecture, and imagine the romantic beauty of Viennese balls. Mr. Thorsten Eisingerich, Minister and Director for Press and Information, representing […]

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Volunteers Needed for Treasurer, SOSA Chair

AAFSW is seeking volunteers for the following Board positions: Treasurer The Treasurer prepares monthly and cumulative reports of expenditures and receipts and presents them to the Board; oversees the financial records; supervises the investment of all AAFSW funds; has the discretion to seek financial advice when necessary; files reports as required by the IRS, the […]

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ANNOUNCING: AAFSW Fun for Funds Fundraising Events Committee

Established on Thursday, December 1, 2016 and Officially Approved by AAFSW Board on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 CHAIR: Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos, AAFSW President On Thursday, December 13, 2016, during the recent AAFSW Board meeting, the AAFSW Board officially approved AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen’s initiative to form a new AAFSW committee, the “FUN FOR […]

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Join Us for a Presentation on Foreign Policy Expectations in the New Administration, January 17

AAFSW cordially invites you to a stimulating and informative panel discussion on “Foreign Policy Expectations in the New Administration” on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at the Marshall Auditorium of the State Department in Washington, DC. The panel will feature Ambassador Elin Suleymanov from the Embassy of Azerbaijan, Ambassador Ashok Kumar Mirouri from […]

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