On this week’s episode of “Conversations with Nicholas Kralev,” Jimmy Mauldin, a Foreign Service officer currently serving in India, talks about his unlikely path from the peanut fields of Alabama to American diplomacy, and about raising a family in the Foreign Service.
Mauldin also talks about his experience with the written and oral Foreign Service exams, the training he received, and serving in Pakistan, where he was separated from his wife, Jennifer, and their four children. Jennifer joins him to discuss being a spouse in the Foreign Service.
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- Nicholas Kralev is an author, journalist and entrepreneur. His areas of expertise are international diplomacy, global aviation and communications. A former Financial Times and Washington Times correspondent, he has traveled around the world with four U.S. secretaries of state — Hillary Clinton, Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright. He has flown over 2 million miles and visited 94 countries.
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