Ambassador Stephanie Sullivan shakes hands with school children during a tour of the Northern Region of Ghana, March 14, 2019. Photo by Archibald Sackey

Mission Professionals

By Stephanie S. Sullivan Advancing America’s image in Ghana is a Mission-wide effort that directly supports the Trump Administration’s Africa Strategy. Embassy Accra’s interagency public diplomacy (PD) outreach promotes awareness among Ghanaians of the strong...

U.S. and The Bahamas sign air transport agreement

The United States and The Bahamas concluded an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, Jan. 27. Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Assistant Secretary Manisha Singh (first row, right) signed on behalf of the United...
From left: U.S.-India Educational Foundation Executive Director Adam Grotsky, Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce, Foreign Secretary Harsh Shringla, U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth Juster, and Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Member Maneesh Goyal attend the the Fulbright 70th Anniversary Gala, Feb. 3. Photo by Rakesh Malhotra

ECA Fulbright Program celebrates 70 years of U.S.-India partnership

By Michael J. Cavey This year marks the 70th anniversary of the Fulbright Program in India. The Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ (ECA) flagship international educational exchange program speaks to the very heart of...
Medical service providers are shown on an airplane during the first evacuation of diplomats from Wuhan, China, to the United States, Feb. 2020. Photo by Jamie Fouss

MED team supports COVID-19 response

By Christine A. Stapleton, Lee Ann Eisler, and Carole Brown In response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Department of State’s Bureau of Medical Services (MED) activated the Health Alert Response Team (HART). In...
A lead reporter from the Korean Broadcasting service does a standing interview during a rally in Exeter, N.H. Photo by Caroline Savage

GPA Foreign Press Centers show U.S. elections to the world

By Katie Reedy  The quadrennial U.S. presidential elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and an example for the world. The Foreign Press Centers (FPC) capitalize on this election cycle by building a year-long slate...
Appointments

Appointments | April 2020

Roger D. Carstens - Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs Roger D. Carstens of Virginia is the new Special Presidential Envoy for Hostage Affairs. Carstens was previously a deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam | April 2020

Anthony Bishop, 59, died Jan. 20, in Cheverly, Md. Bishop served in the U.S. Navy at posts in Spain and Japan, and he served domestically as a reservist. He began his federal career as...
Retirements

Retirements | April 2020

Civil Service Boeder, Terry K.Brockhuizen, Steven J.Brown, AnnelieseNordmann, Brian D.Randolph, Susan E.Rey, JorgeRobinson, Kathryn A.Romano, Michael J.Tyler, Sandra J.Verrecchia, Stephen A.Walsh, Timothy F.Whetsell, Kenneth A.White, Yvonne S. Foreign Service Caban, Elizabeth K.Carouso, JamesCatipon, Ronnie S.Collier, Rodney T.Farthing,...

Tokyo PAO sponsors skating clinic

As part of its Go for Gold campaign, the Public Affairs Section in Tokyo sponsored a skate clinic and speaking program with 2010 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Feb. 20. Held at...

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