Chargé d’Affaires tries hand at traditional New Year’s game in Seoul

Chargé d’Affaires to the Republic of Korea Chris Del Corso (center) learned how to play yutnori, a traditional Korean Lunar New Year game, from Korean youth outreach coordinators at the American Center in Seoul,...
Retired Foreign Service Officer John Dickson's Ralph J. Bunche Speaker Series event was held virtually, Feb. 15. Photo courtesy of the Ralph J. Bunche Library

Retired FSO shares essential history in Bunche Library Speaker Series

By Kristine Sasala “American diplomats need to do a better job learning about the history and culture of their host countries,” said retired Foreign Service Officer John Dickson during a presentation in the Ralph J....

Flashback: April 2011

State Magazine’s April 2011 cover showcased the beauty of the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, located near Belmopan, as a teaser for the issue's post of the month feature on the U.S. Embassy in Belize.  State...

Migrant youth revives Little League in Chile

Nearly 450,000 Venezuelans—driven from their country by political turmoil, socio-economic instability, and the ongoing humanitarian crisis there—have sought refuge in Chile in recent years. One of the cultural treasures the migrants have brought with...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the 16th Annual International Women of Courage ceremony at the Department of State in Washington, March 14. Photo by Freddie Everett

Women leaders forge a brighter future

By Katie Zitzer Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted the 16th Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Awards in a virtual ceremony at the Department of State, March 14. First Lady of the United States,...
Retirement Counselor Celeste Caldwell reviews a retirement case at her desk. Photo by Leon Lowder

Department sets retirements record in 2021

By Leon Lowder For the Bureau of Global Talent Management’s Office of Retirement (RET), 2021 was a banner year with 837 State Foreign Service and Civil Service employees retiring—the highest annual number on record.  This increase...

Exhibiting History

The entrance to the 9/11 exhibit at Embassy London shows impromptu offersings of commemorative objects that showcased how people around the world empathized with the United States after the events on Sept. 11, 2001....

Mozambican and American youth inspire through art collaboration

In the Khongolote neighborhood of Maputo, a mural of a young boy holding a skateboard underneath a yellow sun greets Mozambicans each morning. The mural is one of four collaborative works in Mozambique and...

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. Consulate General in Lagos

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) celebrated the groundbreaking for the new U.S. consulate general project in Lagos, Nigeria, March 31. The new consulate, designed by Ennead Architects, is located on a 12.2-acre...

DCM hosts carpool karaoke in Azerbaijan

Deputy Chief of Mission Michael Dickerson (right) and Azerbaijani Eurovision winner Eldar Gasimov (left) introduced the embassy’s new electric vehicle in a viral “carpool karaoke” style video, Feb. 18. The car, which is the...

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