Panelists discuss work on the ground of FSOs

Foriegn Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home

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On September 22, NMAD hosted the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) for a special Diplomacy Classroom. The program, “Foreign Service on the Front Lines: Bringing Americans Home” highlighted the work and experiences of foreign service officers during the current pandemic. NMAD Director Mary Kane and AFSA President Ambassador Eric Rubin opened the panel and introduced the special guest moderator, Ambassador Jimmy Kolker. Ambassador Kolker was joined by Alan Eaton, a Consular Officer who was part of the Wuhan Evacuation Team, and Kathryn Stevens, a member of the USAID COVID-19 Task Force. The three individuals led a discussion on their experiences as diplomats during global health crises. 

The live event spurred robust interaction with the participating audience members. The audience for this episode continues to grow, with the recorded version reaching over 1000 views via NMAD’s social media platforms.

The program is complemented by NMAD’s online exhibit, Bringing #AmericansHome and AFSA’s July/August Volume of the The Foreign Service Journal. You can watch the live event below or on our YouTube channel.