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3.99846153846154 out of 53.99846153846154 out of 53.99846153846154 out of 53.99846153846154 out of 53.99846153846154 out of 5 4.00 (13 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Harry W. Kopp Narrator: Wayne Shepherd Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN:
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Career Diplomacy - now in its second edition - is an insider's guide that examines the foreign service as an institution, a profession, and a career. Harry W. 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 weaknesses, and its role in American foreign affairs. Based on their own experiences and through interviews with over 100 current and former foreign service officers and specialists, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service - how the service works on paper, and in practice.

The second edition addresses major changes that have occurred since 2007: the controversial effort to build an expeditionary foreign service to lead the work of stabilization and reconstruction in fragile states; deepening cooperation with the U.S. military and the changing role of the service in Iraq and Afghanistan; the ongoing surge in foreign service recruitment and hiring at the Department of State and U.S. Agency for International Development; and the growing integration of USAID's budget and mission with those of the Department of State.

The book is published by Georgetown University Press.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Flannery | 10/4/2013

    " The only negative I can find about this book is one that is probably only relevant to Kindle users. I read it on a Kindle and some of the graphs and charts contain words and images that are impossible to decipher because they are so tiny on the screen. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 6/14/2013

    " If you are thinking about the Foreign Service, you must read this book. It's outstanding. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jorge Zavala | 2/26/2013

    " A great book if you are interested in the foreign service. It was very well written and contained a history of the foreign service and how it has evolved over the years. If you are considering a career in the foreign service it has some great insights on what to expect and what agencies to purse. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Daniel Simmons | 12/23/2012

    " A bit dry, but immensely informative. Anyone interested in the Foreign Service would be well-advised to turn these pages. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 tebakweno muyika decker | 12/22/2012

    " thankyou I want to life and work in the us foreign service,2nd edition "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth | 11/15/2012

    " Indispensable guide for anyone considering a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Read before & during the application period, especially in preparation for the Oral Assessment. Helps demystify the application process and set realistic expectations for each career track. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paula Hartman-Carlo | 10/2/2012

    " This book was recommended on various websites and blogs for people who are interested in a career in the foreign service. I read most of it to learn the history of foreign service and what life in it would be like. I would, in turn, recommend it to others interested in that career path. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris Bennett | 8/21/2012

    " This is much more informative than Inside an Embassy and it provides a more objective view of the Foreign Service. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Oliver | 8/19/2012

    " Probably the best thing you can read if you're interested in working for the Foreign Service. If you're just curious about statecraft, look elsewhere. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David | 7/15/2012

    " I found this an interesting read. A good overview of what the foreign service does. Some parts dragged on, but overall I think the authors did well in describing the life and what being a FSO entails. "

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