In part 1 of this interview, Alison Palmer discusses her childhood, her decision to attend Pembroke College, and the Pembroke experience.
In part 2 she discusses hazing at Pembroke, her summers while at college, working in New York City, her original interest in the State Department, and her time in Ghana.
In part 3, Palmer talks about her time in the Belgian Congo.
In part 4, she discusses her deployment to British Guyana, gender discrimination, and her decision to volunteer for Vietnam.
In part 5, she discusses her opposition to some of the tactics used in Vietnam.
In part 6, Palmer recallsreturning to the US after her service, and the decision to enter the Episcopal priesthood.
In part 7, she discusses simultaneously getting assigned to conferences in Geneva and England by the State Department.
In part 8, she talks about her experiences with the priesthood.
In part 9, she talks about gender discrimination within the Diocese of Washington, D.C.
In part 10, Palmer outlines why she chose the Episcopal Church, seeing women in the clergy, clothing in church, and the beginning of the discrimination lawsuit with the State Department.
In part 11, she talks about her interactions with Henry Kissinger, who was Secretary of State at the time.
In part 12, Palmer goes on to discuss sexual harassment from supervisors in the State Department.
In part 13, she discusses policing within the State Department and the Iranian hostage situation.
In part 14, she discusses the Bureau of International Organizations and dissent on foreign policy.
In part 15, Palmer concludes her interview by describing the class action suit filed against the State Department.
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