Accessibility and Diplomacy From left: 2019 Fellowship alumnae Elizabeth Mwambulukutu of Tanzania and Zaharah Namanda of Uganda pose in front of the ICT Chalk Talks art installation in downtown Wichita, Kansas, during their Leadership in Civic Engagement Institute at Kansas State University. Photo courtesy of Kansas State University Empowering the Future One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by Makoto_Honda Planning Pioneers An aerial view is shown of the Beirut Port, completely destroyed. Photo by diplomedia In This Together Illustration by Elisabeth Schettle Institutional Evolution Protocol assistants and clerks on their final day of training in the 2019 Protocol Assistant Workshop, held at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Va., Sep. 20, 2019. Photo by John-Paul Schutz The Fine Art and Science of Diplomacy Expanding the Diplomatic Platform of Resilience

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FSI’s Portuguese section hosts virtual Folk Festival

The Portuguese section of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted a virtual party, June Zoom Folk Festival, June 24. The festival celebrated...

Mission Canada supports Capital Pride Week

Mission Canada prioritizes diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in their engagement with the Canadian public. To mark Capital Pride...

Panjakent joins Strong Cities Network

Municipal officials and civil society representatives from cities across Central Asia attended the Strong Cities Network (SCN) regional workshop in Almaty, Kazakhstan,...

Kolonia celebrates 19th Amendment centennial

From left: Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Somer Bessire-Briers; Defense Attaché Lt. Col. Erin Richter; Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor; and Aileen Gallen-Moses,...

Highlighting U.S. trade and investment in Mexico

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau makes a strong case for economic partnership and sustainable energy during a visit to a U.S....

Embassy Warsaw DCM marks anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Embassy Warsaw’s Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu (right) laid a wreath at the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising in honor of...

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From left: Ambassador David Reimer signs the deed of sale for the new embassy compound site with Notary Bernard d’Hotman de Villiers (back), Hector Espitalier-Noël and Thierry Rey, both of whom represented the land seller—Moka City Limited (also known as ENL). Photo courtesy of Embassy Port Louis

OBO announces new embassy compound in Port Louis

By Nicholas Von Mertens In August, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) purchased an 11-acre property in Mauritius to build a new embassy in Port Louis....

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