2018 AAFSW Awards Ceremony ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] On Thursday, November 15, 2018, AAFSW held its 28th annual AAFSW awards program, which was presided over by AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, at the Benjamin Franklin Reception Room in the Department of State. The ceremony highlighted the exceptional volunteer work of seven remarkable individuals. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide are grateful to have the continued financial support of former Secretary of State James Baker and his wife Mrs. Susan Baker, who helped establish this award in 1990 to recognize the goodwill of Americans for exceptional community service abroad, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former… Read MoreContinue Reading
Meet the 2018 AAFSW SOSA Winners! 2018 SOSA Winners, Photo Courtesy of AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen. Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei training the first class of Emergency Medicine Specialized Physicians in Mozambique. 2018 SOSA Winner for Bureau of African Affairs, Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei: Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei s a Foreign Service spouse and an emergency physician trained at the University of Pennsylvania. She is associated with Emory University in Atlanta. Dr. Hankin-Wei is recognized for her outstanding efforts to change the future of emergency care in Mozambique. She has partnered with a local medical school to start an emergency medicine residency program and is training the very first class… Read MoreContinue Reading
AAFSW’s Members Explore the Deep Connection Between Shakespeare and America
To launch the Thanksgiving holiday, AAFSW members braved a cold and windy morning on Tuesday, November 20th to reach the Folger Shakespeare Library, the opulent Elizabethan monument and its neoclassical white marble exterior, built in harmony with the Library of Congress, the Capitol, and the Supreme Court. The chief architect for the Folger Shakespeare Library was Paul Philippe Cret, a well-known Philadelphia architect and French emigré who had trained in the Beaux Arts tradition in Paris. Some of his previous projects included the Pan American Union in Washington and the Detroit Institute of Arts. Once inside the Tudor England-like designed building, with oak paneling, ornamental floor tile, and high plaster… Read MoreContinue Reading
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