AAFSW at a Glance

The Associates of the American Foreign Service Worldwide (AAFSW) was established in 1960 and is the oldest non­-governmental organization supporting the American diplomatic community.


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“Successful Dialogue in a Deeply Polarized World” Panel Discussion on January 23

More than 75 AAFSW members and guests from the American Foreign Service community and foreign diplomats from 23 different embassies attended this fascinating and timely event in the Burns Auditorium at the Department of State on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Former Democratic Congressman Jim Moran and Rev. Mark Farr, President of the Sustained Dialogue Institute […]

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Renwick Gallery, Jan. 25, 2018

Murder Is Her Hobby: Frances Glessner Lee and the Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death

On January 25, a group of 30 AAFSW members and friends enjoyed a guided tour of the Renwick Gallery, including the fascinating exhibit of Frances Glessner Lee’s “Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death.” Our knowledgeable docent first took us to the other impressive Renwick exhibits, explaining that the Renwick was the first building in the U.S. […]

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Diplomacy During the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Conference

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 – Thursday, January 25, 2018 Washington, DC   Many foreign service community members interested in the geosciences and the environment, including AAFSW President Joanna Athanasopoulos Owen, PhD, were among the participants of this year’s Conference of the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) on “The Science, Business, and Education […]

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