Richard Jackson ’62’s light-hearted, humorous memoir recalls the challenges and hilarity of working across cultures over a lifetime in education and diplomacy. The Incidental Oriental Secretary (Hamilton Books) criticizes aspects of U.S. foreign policy, while seeking to draw in the next generation of young diplomats. Jackson served as an American Foreign Service Officer for three decades in Somalia, Libya, Washington, Greece, the United Nations and Morocco, before delving into international education and consulting.