President Harry S. Truman (center) poses with a group of Fulbright teachers, 1950. Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections

Fulbright going strong at 75

Opening Photo: President Harry S. Truman (center) poses with a group of Fulbright teachers, 1950. Photo courtesy of the University of Arkansas Libraries Special Collections By Sherry C. Keneson-Hall Throughout 2021, the Fulbright Program is celebrating...

Overcoming Virtual Challenges

By Calvin Clessas, Celia Lee, and Waqas Feroze The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) is responsible for acquiring, designing, constructing, and maintaining Department of State facilities abroad, with more than 16,000 properties in various...
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Putting People First

By Ronda Capeles People first. Successful organizations focus on integrating all aspects of employee satisfaction into business-related processes, and the Bureau of Overseas Business Operations (OBO) is doing just that through its modernized talent management...

Program in Somalia expands education access

Embassy Mogadishu recently highlighted USAID Somalia’s Bar ama Baro (Teach or Learn) program working on expanding access to education for Somali children who were not previously in the classroom. Program staff started by assessing...

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,...
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Bill Klein (right side of table, third seat from the left) opens the first annual Mission China Diversity and Inclusion Councils Workshop, May 20. Photo by Nan Hanchao

Mission China’s D&I Councils work together to effect positive change

By Kristin Gilmore Following a series of community-led conversations about structural racism in the United States in August 2020, then-Ambassador Terry Branstad called on the embassy and consulates in Mission China to establish Diversity and...

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