Personal Reflections Of A Ghanaian Foreign Service Officer Whither Ghanaian Diplomacy

Author: William G. M. Brandful
Editor: Dorrance Publishing
ISBN: 1480900060
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Dr. William G. M. Brandful, born on December 04, 1952 in Cape Coast, Ghana, will turn sixty years old on December 04, 2012, when he will launch his book Personal Reflections of a Ghanaian Foreign Service Officer - Whither Ghanaian Diplomacy? The book chronicles Dr. Brandful¿s experiences as a Foreign Service Officer in a way that those experiences serve to mirror the diplomacy of Ghana which then gets examined to see how it may have excelled in the past; how it is being confronted currently with challenges to the point of sometimes blunting its efficacy; and how it could be ¿re-engineered¿ towards greater future achievement. The attempt may be ambitious, but it is motivated by a passionate sincerity, only equaled by the other commitment to also contribute through the book to the creation of institutional memory for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration of Ghana. Currently the Ambassador of Ghana to Japan with concurrent accreditation to Singapore as non-Resident High Commissioner, the author served previously at the Ghanaian Missions in Zambia, Mali, Germany, and Benin. Between the date of joining the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration in May 1977, and the specified diplomatic assignments, Ambassador Brandful worked at various positions at the Ministry in Ghana, including Chief of Protocol and later as Supervising Director, Policy Planning, Research and Monitoring. Dr. Brandful had his Secondary education in Ghana at Mfantsipim School from 1964 to 1971 and pursued his initial university studies at the University of Ghana (1971-75, including one year abroad 73/74 at the University of Dakar, Senegal), followed by post-graduate studies successively at the Polytechnic of Central London; University of Nairobi, Kenya; International Institute for Public Administration in Paris (I.I.A.P); The Hague Academy of International Law; and the University of Paris XI, Sceaux Faculty, France, from where he obtained a ¿Doctorat de Troisieme Cycle¿ in International Relations in January, 1986. Dr. Brandful is married to Dinah Brandful (née Coleman); has four daughters and three grandchildren. He speaks French. As hobbies, Ambassador Brandful plays squash, tennis, piano and golf.

The Foreign Service Act

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Application For The Foreign Service Officer Program

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Sample Questions From The Foreign Service Officer Examination

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The Foreign Service Of The United States

Author: William Barnes
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Key Officers Of Foreign Service Posts

Author: Barry Leonard
Editor: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788182293
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If you are planning a trip overseas or need information about doing business overseas, your first point of contact should be the nearest U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Assistance Center. This directory lists the 103 such centers in cities throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico staffed by trade specialists from the U.S. and the Foreign Commercial Service. These centers provide information on foreign markets, agent/distributor location services, trade leads, and counseling on business opportunities. Also lists the staff members of every U.S. embassy, with embassy address, around the world, in alphabetical order by country where the embassy is located.

Cliffstestprep Foreign Service Officer Exam Preparation For The Written Exam And The Oral Assessment

Author: American BookWorks Corporation
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0544185471
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Your guide to passing the Foreign Service Officer Exam Why CliffsTestPrep Guides? Go with the name you know and trust Get the information you need--fast! Written by test prep specialists Introduction * Review of how the exam is organized, along with answers to frequently asked questions Part I: Written Exam: The Job Knowledge Test * Descriptions of the five general career track knowledge areas--management, consular, economic, political, and public diplomacy * Question-and-answer subject review chapters for the eight job topic areas, along with mini-tests after each subject review * A sample Job Knowledge test with complete answers and explanations Part II: Written Exam: The English Expression Test * Grammar and usage review * Two sample English Expression tests with complete answers and explanations Part III: Written Exam: The Biographic Information Questionnaire * General information on this section of the exam, plus helpful sample questions Part IV: Written Exam: Written Essay * Overview of the Written Essay portion of the exam, plus sample essay topics for practice * Direction on how to effectively prewrite, outline, organize, edit, and revise your essay Part V: Oral Assessment * Overview of the Oral Assessment portion of the exam and the categories in which you'll be assessed Test Prep Essentials from the Experts at CliffsNotes? An American BookWorks Corporation Project Contributors: Deborah Barrett, PhD; Elaine Bender, MA; Phillip Gay, PhD; Freddy Lee, PhD; Val Limburg, PhD; Tandy McConnell, PhD; Edward Miller, PhD; Deborah Grayson Riegel, MA; Sharon Saronson, MFA, MA; Brice Sloan, BA; Jonathan Weber, BA; Mark Weinfeld, MA

Funny In Parts

Author: John J. Eddy
Editor: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 9781463452438
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In the U.S. Foreign Service, there are few days free from excitement or danger. Through the medium of his personal diaries, the author describes a parlous life with his family in distant lands, including trouble spots such as Venezuela, El Salvador, Colombia, Kenya, Grenada, Saudi Arabia, and India. The book shows how the career U.S. Foreign Service contributes to the nation’s well-being every day despite the miscalculations and interference of politicians. The author argues that an independent career Service must be preserved at all costs from partisan anxieties and political influence. He highlights the humanity, humor, and sacrifice of the Foreign Service and scoffs at the Hollywood version of the lazy bureaucrat sitting comfortably behind a desk all day denying visas. This book should go far toward persuading U.S. citizens that a career Foreign Service is their first line of defense abroad and that it continues to advance their interests resolutely every day without fear or favor.

Sample Questions From The Examination For Foreign Service Officer Or Foreign Service Career Reserve Officer

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Inside A U S Embassy

Author: American Foreign Service Association
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Ever wonder exactly what the Foreign Service is and what goes on inside a U.S. Embassy? A U.S. embassy is home to a dynamic team of professionals committed to public service and the value of diplomacy. Inside a U.S. Embassy gives an up-close and person look into the lives of the diplomats and specialists who make up the U.S. Foreign Service. 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. A Foreign Service career offers the experience of living in diverse cultures and the challenge of making a difference in the world. Come along inside a U.S. embassy and learn how the Foreign Service works for America.

American Diplomats

Author: William D. Morgan
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595329748
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What do the men and women of America's diplomatic corps do? William D. Morgan and Charles Stuart Kennedy, themselves career diplomats, culled over 1400 oral interviews with their Foreign Service peers to present forty excerpts covering events from the 1920s to the 1990s. Insiders recount what happens when a consul spies on Nazi Germany, Mao Tse-Tung drops by for a chat, the Cold War begins with the Berlin blockade, the Marshall Plan rescues Europe, Sukarno moves Indonesia into the communist camp, Khrushchev calls President Kennedy an SOB, and our ambassador is murdered in Kabul. "You are there" accounts deepen readers' understanding, as diplomatic and consular officers talk about the beginnings of Kremlinology, predicting a coup in Ecuador, Hemingway and the embassy in Havana, the secret formulation of the NATO treaty, Jerusalem after the British and the US recognition of Israel, fighting in the Congo over Katangan secession, dealing with an alcoholic foreign president, human rights work in Paraguay, the U.S. Embassy takeover in Tehran, the bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Beirut, helping families of the Pan Am 103 victims, Greece and Turkey at odds over a tiny island, embassy roles in Riyadh and Tel Aviv during Desert Storm, and many more.

Conflict And Crises

Author: Roy M. Melbourne
Editor: University Press of America
ISBN: 9780761807292
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This book is a down-to-earth narrative by a Foreign Service officer who, over a 35-year career, participated in the birth and maturity of a world American foreign policy dealing with World War, Cold War, Mideast turbulence, and Third World development. He shows the Service facing Japanese house arrest, reporting on Axis Eastern Europe, operating in communinized Rumania, and participating in Tehran and Baghdad crises. In Washington he was in charge of Balkan affairs, led a prolonged task force during the crucial Nigerian Civil War, and helped structure our global national security operations. The book is intended for both general foreign affairs readers and courses and seminars in American foreign policy, national security policy, cold war, the Balkans, Mideast, and Africa.

Biographic Register

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Foreign Service List

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Career Diplomacy

Author: Harry W. Kopp
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1626164703
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Career Diplomacy is an insider's guide to the Foreign Service as an institution, a profession, and a career. In this thoroughly revised third edition, Kopp and Naland provide an up-to-date, authoritative, and candid account of the life and work of professional US diplomats, who advance and protect this country’s national security interests around the globe. The authors explore the five career tracks—consular, political, economic, management, and public diplomacy—through their own experience and through interviews with more than a hundred current and former members of the Foreign Service. They lay out what to expect in a Foreign Service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service—how to get in, get around, and get ahead. New in the third edition: • A discussion of the relationship of the Foreign Service and the Department of State to other agencies, and to the combatant commands • An expanded analysis of hiring procedures• Commentary on challenging management issues in the Department of State, including the proliferation of political appointments in high-level positions and the difficulties of running an agency with employees in two personnel systems (Civil Service and Foreign Service) • A fresh examination of the changing nature and demographics of the Foreign Service

Bababa Ba

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Author's account as a Filipino diplomat.

Career Diplomacy

Author: Harry Kopp
Editor: Georgetown University Press
ISBN: 1589012194
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The U.S. Foreign Service is sometimes derided, often underappreciated, occasionally praised, rarely examined, and almost never understood. And yet whether America's diplomacy succeeds or fails depends to a large extent on its foreign service professionals. Career Diplomacy 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 85 current and former foreign service officials, the authors lay out what to expect in a foreign service career, from the entrance exam through midcareer and into the senior service--how to get in, get around, and get ahead. The book concludes with a stirring chapter on tomorrow's diplomats and the future of the foreign service as an institution. Readers will benefit from several appendices, which include a Department of State organization chart, core precepts of the foreign service, and internet resources. Career Diplomacy reveals what America's professional diplomats do and how they do it. It is a rare, first-hand look in to the life and work of this country's professional diplomats, who advance and protect U.S. national security interests around the globe.