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Holiday Merriment on December 7

              On December 7 AAFSW members, spouses, and friends enjoyed a festive evening celebrating the holiday season. The holiday tree, red and green décor, and strands of colorful lights got everyone in a holiday mood, and the Brazilian music playing in the background added to the party atmosphere. After […]

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Program: “The Political, Economic and Security Challenges Facing Africa Today”

Please note, if the federal government shutdown continues, this program will have to be postponed to Monday, February 11. The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) cordially invites you to a very interesting and informative panel discussion on “The Political, Economic and Security Challenges facing Africa Today.” It will take place on Tuesday, […]

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AAFSW SOSA Chair Yolanda Macias-Cottrell, 2018 SOSA winner Jessica McInerney, 2018 SOSA winner Nicola Hil, AAFSW President Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, Secretaty of State Mike Pompeo, 2018 SOSA winner Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei, CCE-EFM Awardee Laura Sheehan, 2018 SOSA winner Matt Ellsworth
Wednesday, Novemebr 14, 2018, Dept. of State
Photo: Courtesy of Ron Przysucha, Official Photographer, Office of Digital Engagement, Dept. of State.

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 […]

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2018 SOSA Winners, Photo Courtesy of AAFSW President, Dr. Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen.

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 […]

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AAFSW members visiting the Folger Shakespeare Library.

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 […]

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2018 AAFSW Halloween

A Fun and Colorful AAFSW Halloween Party

Every year, AAFSW has a Halloween Party at one of our members’ residences. AAFSW members, guests, and friends bring dishes to share and all the food and desserts are always delicious and plentiful. Some individuals choose to dress up in an original homemade costume or bring to life a unique character from history. This time, […]

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