Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pmLocation:
Lansdowne Woods Clubhouse
19375 Magnolia Grove Square
Contact: Sheila Budoff
This group meets on the third Monday of the month at 10:30am (unless otherwise noted). Newcomers are always welcome! Activities are subject to change.
Coffee, tea, and light refreshments will be provided.
Fee: $4/ $2 J or synagogue member, Lansdowne Woods resident at door unless otherwise specified) Please note: Beginning June 1st, the fee for Outreach Programs will be $5 for all participants (unless otherwise noted).
The U.S. Foreign Service: Myth and Reality
Presented by Robert H. Stern, retired U.S. Foreign Service Officer and counterterrorism expert
Few institutions are as little known or more caricatured than the U.S. Foreign Service. Roughly six thousand men and women staff our embassies and consulates abroad and hold key positions in the Department of State. About three thousand additional foreign service officers represent the Departments of Agriculture and Commerce, the Agency for International Development, and the U.S. Information Agency. Who are these people and what do they do? Why should you care? Bob Stern, a retired U.S. foreign service officer with many decades of experience, will answer these questions for us and more. He will discuss the mission of the U.S. Foreign Service and what it does to promote peace, support prosperity, and protect American citizens abroad while advancing U.S. interests globally.
RSVP: Sheila.Budoff@jccnv.org, 703.537.3068