7Post of the Month:Nogales
Forget the sand dunes and enjoy the mountains.
12Office of the Month:Historian
The office’s unique foreign relations series began withPresident Lincoln.
16Keeper of the Record
History can be creative, according to the Departmenthistorian.
18Brasilia Goes Paperless
Selling employees on the Intranet was the first task.
20On the Road to Kakuma
Anew movie about refugees will have a real-life setting.
23Air Crashes Have Claimed Six Couriers
Diplomatic couriers face danger daily en route.
24Excitement,Intrigue Attract Spirited Applicants
Four aspiring diplomats describe their calling topublic service.
26Track Two:Beyond Traditional Diplomacy
Promoting programs that encourage unofficial dialogue.
30‘We Are What We Recruit’
Selecting the successful oral examinees is no easy task.
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Office of the Historian.
Kakuma camp refugees receive food in Kenya.Jane Gray in front of the U.S.Consulate in Nogales,Sonora.
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