A musician plays Taps on his bugle while Ambassador Kenneth Merten (left) and Diplomatic and Consular Officers Retired (DACOR) President James Dandridge II (second from left) lay a wreath at the DACOR memorial monument, May 31. Photo by Jenifer Morris

Foreign Affairs leaders honor Department employees’ sacrifices

By Tom Brannan On the last Monday in May, Americans observe Memorial Day, honoring members of the U.S. military who have died in service of their country. On that same day at a small cemetery...

August 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News Mission China’s D&I Councils work together to effect positive change | By Kristin GilmoreForeign Affairs leaders honor Department employees’ sacrifices | By Tom BrannanEmbassy Beijing promotes American values through “Art for the...
Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz (front center in yellow scarf), and senior European Union representative Peter Wagner (front left in purple tie) hold a joint meeting in Berdyansk, Ukraine, with representatives of recently formed civil society groups to discuss ways to improve city development in the Sea of Azov region. Photo by Nadiya Vertebna

Office of the Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia

Opening photo: Coordinator of U.S. Assistance to Europe, Eurasia, and Central Asia James Kulikowski (front right in orange tie), USAID Mission Director Susan Fritz (front center in yellow scarf), and senior European Union representative...
An aerial view of Wuhan at night. Photo by Hrui

Wuhan

By Jeffrey Lakshas and Christopher Green Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province and home to 12 million people, is located in China’s heartland. Sometimes called the “Chicago of China” for its similar geographic location and role as a center of manufacturing, transportation, and higher education, Wuhan, in some ways, more closely...

Embassy Dushanbe provides trauma care training

Embassy Dushanbe’s Civil-Military Support Element from the 95th Civil Affairs Brigade provided training on emergency trauma care to representatives from Tajikistan’s Committee for Emergency Services and the Aga Khan Agency for Habitat in Tajikistan,...

Systemic Progress | Transcript

Click here to read interactive version By Amanda McCarthy  In 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the demographic composition of the Department of State’s workforce. GAO’s report, which reviewed fiscal years 2002 through 2018, found...
“Stay Safe” by Pony Ma from Santa Monica, Calif., is one of the 23 murals being showcased through “Art for the People.” This mural is located at the embassy’s east gate. Photo courtesy of Embassy Beijing

Embassy Beijing promotes American values through “Art for the People”

By Justin Walls When COVID-19 pandemic restrictions kept American diplomats behind embassy walls, Beijing’s public affairs section (PAS) turned the embassy’s sprawling exterior into a canvas for American street art—a visual rejoinder to the People’s...

Systemic Progress

By Amanda McCarthy  In 2020, the Government Accountability Office (GAO) examined the demographic composition of the Department of State’s workforce. GAO’s report, which reviewed fiscal years 2002 through 2018, found that racial or ethnic minorities...
Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman (third from right), Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley (far right), and glifaa President Jeff Anderson (second from right) help raise the Progress flag at the Department of State’s Harry S. Truman Building, June 25. Photo by James Pan

EAG celebrates Pride Month

By Hammad B. Hammad During June, the employee affinity group (EAG) glifaa—LGBTQI+ Pride in Foreign Affairs Agencies—commemorated Pride Month by collaborating with leaders, bureaus, and other EAGs, bringing awareness and standing strong for LGBTQI+ issues...

Embassy San Salvador presents donated school supplies

Embassy San Salvador’s Chargé d’Affaires Jean Manes led a ceremony with U.S. Army Col. Brian Blackstone. They presented 1,150 school supply kits valued at $26,000 for elementary school children from Centros Escolares in Caluco,...

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Making a Statement

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