School of Language Studies

By David Sawyer and Thomas Conners Communicating in local languages and/or dialects is an integral part of many foreign affairs professionals’ daily work. The Department of State seeks to enhance the ability of its staff...

Embassy Accra sponsors fact-check training for rural journalists

Journalists from rural parts of Ghana received Embassy Accra-sponsored training, Oct. 12, through Dubawa Ghana, a fact-checking organization based in Accra that directly debunks false reporting, provides analysis and training for journalist organizations, and...

American service members’ remains returned from Papua New Guinea

The U.S. Embassy in Papua New Guinea and the Department of Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) fulfilled America’s promise to the families of fallen World War II service members at a repatriation ceremony for...

Vienna roundtable highlights civil society organizations

U.S. Ambassador to the Vienna Office of the United Nations Laura S.H. Holgate (far right) and Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Deputy Assistant Secretary Heide Fulton (second from right) co-led a roundtable...

Sports envoys inspire girls and women

Mission New Zealand and Samoa’s public diplomacy section, working with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Office of Sports Diplomacy, recently engaged in a three city, two country Sports Envoy program with Dr....

Flashback | November/ December 1997

Just as State Magazine has been celebrating 75 years of publication in 2022, the combined November/December issue in 1997 highlighted the publication's half century milestone. Published at the end of Secretary of State Madeleine...
Retirements

Retirements | December 2022

Civil Service Bonetti, Fabio Cook, Lori L.Crawford, Steadman C.Cuniberti, Marco N.Davis, David R.Dechaine, Sidni J.Good Hamilton, Sara D.Hallenbeck, Paul D.Kelley, Mark A.Kitchings, Marqurita A.Lawrence, Jacqueline A.Mccormick, Suzanne M.Munoz, Jolene A.Munoz, VictorPaxton, Nathan L.Seibert, Gary B.Wenger, Lisa...
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with Military Advisors detailed to the Department of State, May 31. Photo by Freddie Everett

Interagency Partnership

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken meets with military advisors detailed to the Department of State, May 31. Photo by Freddie Everett By Commander Andrew Stafford “The practice of violence, like all action, changes the world,...

Hometown Diplomats

By Maura M. Pfeifer When Mia ter Haar spoke to ninth graders at Holmes Junior High, in Davis, Calif., she had hoped to give back to her hometown and inspire the next generation to think...
The Perth skyline during sunset. Photo by Opailin

Perth

Building lights from Perth’s modern skyline reflect off the Swan River at dusk. Photo by Opailin By Elena Augustine and Hayley Roman The United States’ relationship with Western Australia (WA) stretches all the way back to the...

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Making a Statement

The image is split down the middle with the "Making a Statement" logo in white on a blue background on the left, followed by the name Glenda Siegrist. Siegrist smiles on the right.