The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) is the United States federal governments primary training institution for employees of the U.S. foreign affairs community. It is established on March 13, 1947 by Secretary of State George Marshall. Aim of the organisation is to prepare American diplomats as well as other professionals to advance U.S. foreign affairs interests overseas and in Washington. It is located at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center in Arlington, Virginia. FSI provides more than 600 courses—including over 70 foreign languages—to more than 100,000 enrolees a year from the Department of State and more than 40 other government agencies and the military service branches.
The Institute is comprised of four schools and one center. School of Language Studies, School of Professional and Area Studies, School of Applied Information Technology, Leadership and Management School and Transition Center. FSI involves in Arms Control & International Security, Civilian Security & Democracy, Economics, Energy & Environment, Management, Political Affairs, Public Diplomacy & Public Affairs and Assistance & Development of Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources and AIDS Relief. Organisation involve with policy issues of Anti-Corruption, Counterterrorism and Countering Violent Extremism, Cyber Issues, Democracy and Human Rights, Nonproliferation, Womens Issues and many more.
The Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Thomas A. Shannon, Jr., is the Departments fourth-ranking official. The Under Secretary serves as the day-to-day manager of overall regional and bilateral policy issues, and oversees the bureaus for Africa, East Asia and the Pacific, Europe and Eurasia, the Near East, South and Central Asia, the Western Hemisphere, and International Organizations. The Bureau of International Organization Affairs (IO) develops and implements the policies of the U.S. Government within the United Nations and its affiliated agencies, as well as within certain other international organizations. The IO Bureau engages in what is known as multilateral diplomacy to promote and defend the many overlapping interests of the American people. The IO Bureau also promotes effective and efficient management within international organizations.