Roles and Achievements of Foreign Service Family Members: A Compilation

It’s important that the American public gain a better understanding of the real-life roles, achievements and contributions of diplomatic family members whose continued support, sacrifices and citizen diplomacy are central to U.S. diplomacy. To learn more about real diplomatic spouses and their amazing lives and contributions, check out the resources below from AAFSW, American Foreign…

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Event Recap: Russia’s War, Not Putin’s War Poland’s Perspectives on Security in Europe

by Celine Castel, AAFSW President His Excellency Marek Magierowski, the Polish Ambassador to the United States, shared in-depth insights into the United States special relationship with Poland, in response to the current conflict in Ukraine and the forced migration affecting the people of Poland.The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) successfully launched the…

Martine’s Must-Reads for October 2022

1. The best Halloween ever by Barbara Robinson  The Herdmans plus Halloween have always spelled disaster Every Halloween, the six Herdman kids steal candy, spray-paint other kids, and take everything that isn’t nailed down. And this year promises to be the same, until the Mayor decides to up and cancel Halloween. True, that means there’d…

Meet 2022 SOSA Nominee Zinat A. Kemper

Every Service Matters: Volunteering During the Pandemic Zinat A. Kemper was nominated for 2022 SOSA award from the Africa Bureau for her dedicated work supporting her community in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania during the pandemic. There were eight nominations in the AF Bureau (the most of any bureau), and at least four, including Zinat’s, were…