Inside a U.S. Embassy: How the Foreign Service Works for America
Who works in an embassy? What do diplomats actually do? Inside a
U.S. Embassy is the only book that truly answers these questions.
Inside a U.S. Embassy is a unique resource, taking readers inside
embassies and consulates in over 50 countries, providing detailed
descriptions of Foreign Service jobs and first-hand accounts of
diplomacy in action. Gain a sense of the key role played by each
member of an embassy team from Paris to Kabul, from Bogota to
Beijing, and places in between. Travel into the rainforests of
Thailand with an environmental affairs officer, face rampaging
militias with a political officer in East Timor, and join an
ambassador on a midnight trip into a Macedonian refugee camp to
quell a riot.
The book includes profiles of diplomats and specialists around
the world serving in Foreign Service positions -- from the
ambassador to the security officer to the IT professional. Also
included is a selection of day-in-the-life entries from 17 different
countries, each describing an actual day on the job in an embassy.
The story section includes 26 tales from the field that give a sense
of the extraordinary: the coups, the evacuations, the civil wars,
the hardships and rewards of representing America to the world.
Sean Dorman was formerly a Senior Political Officer in the U.S.