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Foreign service as a vocation

Foreign service as a vocation

the intersecting careers of Robert and Phyllis Oakley

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Published by Center of International Studies, Princeton University in Princeton, N.J .
Written in English

    Places:
  • United States
    • Subjects:
    • Oakley, Robert B., 1931- -- Interviews.,
    • Oakley, Phyllis -- Interviews.,
    • Diplomatic and consular service, American.,
    • Diplomats -- United States -- Interviews.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementDan Oberdorfer and Fred I. Greenstein, editors.
      GenreInterviews.
      SeriesMonograph series / Center of International Studies, Princeton University ;, no. 12, Monograph series (Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Center of International Studies) ;, no. 12.
      ContributionsOberdorfer, Don., Greenstein, Fred I.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsJZ1480.A5 F67 2000
      The Physical Object
      Pagination25 p.
      Number of Pages25
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3326353M
      LC Control Number2004300157
      OCLC/WorldCa45752971

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Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and Reviews:   Yes, that’s right, you can register online starting January 2 for the Foreign Service Exam which will be held during the week of February PearsonVue administers the test under contract with the State Department.

The Career Tracks. As I described in an earlier post, when you register for the Foreign Service Exam you must select your career track (cone).

Great book about a career in the Foreign Service. Answered many questions I had, and taught me things I had no idea about. Wish it would have focused a tad less on the heavily bureaucratic nature of the Service, and more on what daily life is like in an embassy.

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Kopp and Charles A. Gillespie, both of whom had long and distinguished careers in the foreign service, provide a full and well-rounded picture of the organization, its place in history, its strengths and Reviews: This book was a great idea.

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These books will be of interest to newcomers or veterans of the Foreign Service, and are particularly useful to those contemplating a Foreign Service career. Mention a diplomatic career and most people imagine high-level meetings, formal dress and cocktail parties.

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InAFSA established a small press—Foreign Service Books. The mission of the publishing division is to raise awareness of diplomacy and the Foreign Service. The first book published under this imprint is Inside a U.S. Embassy: Diplomacy at Work, the third edition of AFSA’s introduction and guide to the Foreign Service.

In Julywe published The Voice of the Foreign. On Ja mob in Tehran killed U.S. foreign service officer Robert Whitney Imbrie.

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