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FSYF President John Naland, AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson -- Youth Awards Ceremony -- Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -- U.S. Dept. Of State. Photo by AFSA Photographer Joaquin Sosa.

2019 AAFSW Scholarship Awards Youth Awards Ceremony 2019

On Wednesday, June 26, 2019, the Foreign Service Youth Foundation (FSYF), which this year celebrated the 30th anniversary since its inception, administered the annual Youth Awards Ceremony honoring FSYF Award Winners, AAFSW Merit Award Winners, and AFSA Merit Award Winners. The wonderful ceremony was organized by FSYF and its president, John Naland, whom AAFSW thanks […]

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AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AAFSW Honorary President Susan Pompeo, Ambassador Lloyd Nelson Hand, Ann Hand, AAFSW Program Chair Sheila Switzer, Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce -- Monday, June 10, 2019 -- Dept. of State -- Photo by Jane Pennewell

Presentation by Ambassador Lloyd Hand and Ann Hand

Reflections on Protocol and Design Over Recent Decades: Ambassador Lloyd Nelson Hand, former Chief of Protocol and Ann Hand, Founder of Ann Hand Jewelry and Design The AAFSW gathering was titled “Reflections on Protocol and Design,” but it could have been billed as “Reflections on Long, Happy Marriages” or “Reflections on Serving America” or “Reflections […]

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Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) -- Thursday, June 27, 2019 -- DACOR BACON House (l-r) FSYF President John Naland, DACOR President Paul Dening, AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, American Academy of Diplomacy President Ambassador Ronald Neumann, Council of American Ambassadors Ambassador G. Philip Hughes, ADST President Susan Johnson, Nelson B. Delavan Foundation Ambassador William C. Harrop, Business Council for International Understanding Vicki Weil, FAC Founder and President Ambassador Thomas Boyatt. Not pictured: Una Chapman Cox Foundation Ambassador Lino Gutierrez, Diplomacy Center Foundation Ambassador Roman Popadiuk, US Diplomatic Studies Foundation Ambassador David Miller.

Foreign Affairs Council Meeting

Foreign Affairs Council Meeting Thursday, June 27, 2019 DACOR BACON House   Foreign Affairs Council (FAC) — Thursday, June 27, 2019 — DACOR BACON House (l-r) FSYF President John Naland, DACOR President Paul Dening, AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, AFSA President Ambassador Barbara Stephenson, American Academy of Diplomacy President Ambassador Ronald Neumann, Council of […]

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AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, FSO Retired Gregory Frost, and Retired FLO Director Susan Frost -- April 11, 2019 -- U.S. Dept. of State

FLO Director Susan Frost’s Retirement Party

On Thursday, April 11, 2019 we celebrated the retirement of Susan Frost, who served in the Department of State as the Family Liaison Office (FLO) Director since 2013. As the FLO director, Mrs. Frost worked closely with AAFSW to promote Foreign Service Family interests. On March 1, 2018, the Family Liaison Office celebrated the 40th […]

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The Ancient Alexandria Library Anew for the 21st Century

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) in collaboration with Baltimore Luxor Alexandria Sister City Committee cordially invites you to join us for an amazing program entitled “The Ancient Alexandria Library Anew for the 21st Century” presented by Ms. Heba ElRafey Director of Public Relations and International Communications for the Bibliotheca Alexandrina, the […]

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Divorce is a Process, Not an Event: Resources

Summertime can be a trigger to big change for those with a marriage on the rocks. According to Brian Serafini and Julie Brines’ recent research at the University of Washington, divorce filings pick over the summer, especially in August. The authors evoke many reasons in the study as vacations are so stressful, they drive the […]

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AFSA Memorial Ceremony - May 3, 2019.

Foreign Affairs Day 2019

This year, Foreign Affairs Day was celebrated on Friday, May 3, 2019 at the US Department of State. Many Foreign Service community members got together and exchanged ideas on the current state of diplomacy and foreign affairs. Major General Jacques Paul Klein was awarded the Foreign Service Cup by DACOR. Many informative seminars took place […]

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Ambassador Dialogue Series

Ambassador Dialogue Series

Ambassador Dialogue Series — Sustained Dialogue Institute — Wednesday, May 29, 2019 Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center On Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Sustained Dialogue Institute (SDI) in collaboration with the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, as part of the Ambassador Dialogues, presented his Excellency Daniel Mulhall, Ambassador of Ireland to […]

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