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  • “Empowering the Community: The Transformative Impact of Volunteerism and Diplomacy” – SOSA 2023
    Read about the 2023 SOSA ceremony!
  • The Evacuee Support Network Stands Up
    On Monday October 16, a group of AAFSW Board members and volunteers from the Evacuee Support Network (ESN), in addition to members of the current A-100 class met a charter flight of families who had been evacuated from Israel. There were more than 150 family…
  • AAFSW and ASEAN Joint Event
    AAFSW and the Asian Women’s Circle (AWC) co-hosted a beautiful cultural program to celebrate the diversity and richness of the ten Asian countries that are members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
  • Event Recap: ASEAN Cultural Program
    AAFSW and the Asian Women’s Circle (AWC)’s program to celebrate the diversity and richness of the Southeast Asian Nations.
  • GCLO at 45: Looking Back at Its History and AAFSW’s Role
    Learn more about AAFSW’s role in the creation of GCLO.
  • AFSA’s Annual Awards Ceremony 2023
    On October 5, 2023, AFSA held its annual Awards Ceremony at the Department of State in the Dean Acheson Auditorium. The American Foreign Service Association honored multiple foreign service officers with a variety of titled awards.
  • A Message from AAFSW
    Our thoughts and prayers and deepest condolences to the families of those who tragically lost their lives in the recent terror attack in Israel. AAFSW stands in solidarity during this time of grief and loss. We also fervently hope for the swift and safe return of the hostages with their families soon, ending this distressing ordeal. Our thoughts remain with them during this challenging time.
  • Program Recap: Ukrainian Ambassador Presentation
    At the invitation of AAFSW, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States Oksana Markarova delivered an inspiring speech on September 12 to over 100 people in the State Department’s Burns Auditorium.
  • Programs Update
    AAFSW is thrilled the government shutdown has been averted, and our programs are maintained moving forward.  The Paris 2024 program Games of the XXXIII Olympiad (French: Jeux de la XXXIII Olympiad), Sports and Diplomacy for a Better World, will be rescheduled soon. Meanwhile, AAFSW is pleased to share the official video of the 2024  Olympic and Paralympic Games Inauguration ceremonies.  AAFSW appreciates your support, as always!
  • Letter from the AAFSW President, September 2023
    Read the quarterly letter from AAFSW President Celine Erickson.
  • Announcing the 2023 SOSA Winners and Honorable Mentions
    Congratulations to the 2023 SOSA winners and honorable mentions!
  • Join AAFSW for an EFM Employment Seminar August 31!
    Join AAFSW for an EFM employment discussion on Aug. 31 from 10 am-1 pm.
  • INR Webinar Sept. 7
    Information about an upcoming webinar: “Say Yes to INR”.
  • Bold Stories Press Webinars – New Dates Announced
    Bold Stories Press webinars moved to Sept. 20 and Oct. 6.
  • Volunteer for the 2023 Art and BookFair
    AAFSW’s beloved annual Art and BookFair is back for 2023! We’d love your help. The sign up sheet to volunteer with AAFSW during Art and BookFair is included in this post.

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