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Career Diplomacy Praise for the first edition of Career Diplomacy: “[A] fascinating and readable book about one of America’s lesserknown assets—the diplomatic service. As ambassador, I recognized how critical these foreign service people are to America’s place in the world. This tells that story.” —James R. Jones, former US Ambassador to Mexico and chairman of the World Affairs Councils of America “This book is a gem, a one-stop shop for citizens, US officials, foreign diplomats, and prospective American foreign service officers who want to understand how American diplomacy and foreign policy are organized and conducted. This carefully structured and well-written volume features rich and balanced insights into the foreign service, and sheds a clear light on its three core functions of representation, overseas operations, and policy.” —Chester A. Crocker, James R. Schlesinger Professor of Strategic Studies, Georgetown University “Career Diplomacy is an informative, entertaining, and inspirational read. . . . Reading this book will inspire young people to yearn for a foreign service career; will generate collegial confidence among policymakers in other government branches; and will assure citizens that their foreign service tax dollars are well spent.” —Louis W. Goodman, dean, School of International Service, American University “Frank, incisive, and a good read, this book told me many things I never really understood about the foreign service. I don’t know how we got along without it.” —John R. Galvin, former Supreme Allied Commander in Europe and former commander-in-chief, US European Command “Harry Kopp and Charles Gillespie have produced an insightful and comprehensive response to the questions, ‘What is the foreign service and why do we need it?’ This is a required read for anyone contemplating a career in the foreign service.” —Stephen W. Bosworth, dean, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University “A clear, unvarnished look at life in the United States Foreign Service, what works, and what doesn’t. Career Diplomacy should be must reading for every foreign service officer—and everyone else who represents our country overseas.” —Ann Blackman, author of Seasons of Her Life: A Biography of Madeleine Korbel Albright Career Diplomacy Life and Work in the US Foreign Service Second edition Harry W. Kopp Charles A. Gillespie Georgetown University Press | Washington, DC  2011 Georgetown University Press. All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reproduced or utilized in any form or by any means, electronic or mechanical, including photocopying and recording, or by any information storage and retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Kopp, Harry. Career diplomacy : life and work in the US foreign service / Harry W. Kopp, Charles A. Gillespie. — 2nd ed.    p.   cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-58901-740-5 (pbk. : alk. paper) 1. United States. Foreign Service. 2. Diplomatic and consular service, American. 3. United States—Foreign relations administration. I. Gillespie, Charles A. II. Title. JZ1480.A5K67 2011 327.73—dc22                  2010037042 This book is printed on acid-free paper meeting the requirements of the American National Standard for Permanence in Paper for Printed Library Materials. 15 14 13 12 11    9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 First printing Printed in the United States of America In Memoriam Charles A. Gillespie 1936–2008 This page intentionally left blank ...


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