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Title Inside a U.S. embassy : diplomacy at work / Shawn Dorman, editor.

Imprint Washington, D.C. : Foreign Service Books, c2011.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    353.1326 INS 2011    Available
Edition 3rd ed.
Description xii, 265 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Why this book? -- What is foreign service? -- U.S. presence in the world in 2011 -- Map: Department of State locations -- FLow chart: foreign affairs agencies inside U.S. embassies -- PART 1. Profiles: Who works in an embassy? Essays from diplomats serving in Aermenia, China, Morocco, Egypt, Ukraine, India, Russia, Abu Dhabi, Haiti, Mexico, Kuwait, Yemen, Afthanistan, Peru, Serbia, Kazakhstan, Nepal, Austria, South Africa, Kenya, Thailand, and Indonesia -- PART II. Foreign service work and life: embassy, employee, family: The embassy and the country team -- FSN-FSO relationship -- The Foreign Service on call -- The Foreign Service life -- Sabatticals, fellowships, adn details -- What if I disagree? Dissent in the Foreign Service -- Tai Tai: a diplomat's wife in the Middle Kingdom -- A non-traditional tandem in India -- Waking up in Vietnam -- A cross-cultural friendship -- A spouse at work in the mission -- PART III. A day in the life of the Foreign Service: one-day journals (from consular officers in India, Brazil, Bangladesh, Russia, Burkina Faso, Tajikistan, Honduras, Sweden, Mauritania, Vietnam, Argentina, the Congo, Austria, Costa Rica, Guinea, Haiti, iraq, Mexico, China, and Zimbabwe -- PART IV. The Foreign Service in action: tales from the field (essays from Maldives 2006; Thailand, 2004; Liberia, 1996; Afgthanistan, 2008; Yemen, 2008; Macedonia, 1999; Guinea, 2007; Bangladesh, 2007; Iraq, 2008; Egypt, 2005; Austria, 2005; Kosovo, 2008; Serbia, 2008; China, 2008; Saudi Arabia, 2004; Burma, 1998 -- PART V. So you want to join the Foreign Service? A guide to State Department hiring -- Online resources.
Summary The all-new third edition of the essential guide to the Foreign Service, "Inside a U.S. Embassy" is widely recognized as the essential guide to the Foreign Service. This all-new third edition takes readers to more than fifty U.S. missions around the world, introducing Foreign Service professionals and providing detailed descriptions of their jobs and firsthand accounts of diplomacy in action. In addition to profiles of diplomats and specialists around the world from the ambassador to the consular officer, the public diplomacy officer to the security specialist is a selection from more than twenty countries of day-in-the-life accounts, each describing an actual day on the job. Personal reports from the field give a sense of the extraordinary challenges the coups, the natural disasters, the civil wars and rewards of representing America to the world."Inside a U.S. Embassy" includes new chapters on the highly competitive Foreign Service entrance process, Foreign Service life outside the embassy, and briefings on topics such as handling high-level visits and service in war zones.
Subject American Foreign Service Association.
Diplomatic and consular service, American.
Added Author Dorman, Shawn.
American Foreign Service Association.
Added Title Inside a United States embassy
ISBN 9780964948846 (pbk.)
0964948842 (pbk.)

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