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Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work

Author Shawn Dorman discusses her book, Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work. 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 50 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 the 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 and 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. The third edition of Inside a U.S. Embassy includes new sections on the Foreign Service career and life. Beginning with the embassy country team, see how all the pieces of an embassy fit together, how a career is shaped and how families navigate this unique lifestyle. Follow our step-by-step guide to the Foreign Service hiring process, and see what it takes to join the Foreign Service.

1:00pm on Wednesday, November 2nd 2011

Howard Thurman Center, GSU