Virtual Onboarding

 Opening illustration by Elisabeth Schettle By LaToya Lester In March 2020, while many around the...

Power of Example

Even in a country often perceived as homogeneous and untouched by racial issues, thousands marched to protest in Tokyo, showcasing their outrage over the death of George Floyd, June 14, 2020. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko
Opening photo: Even in a country often perceived as homogeneous and untouched by racial issues, thousands marched to protest in Tokyo,...

Remote Reunion

A photo of the second graduating class of the Foreign Service, 1925, hangs behind a computer screen showing the Foreign Affairs Day opening slide, with a Department of State mug placed on the desk.
By Amanda McCarthy Since 1965, Foreign Affairs Day has served as an annual homecoming for Department of State retirees,...

Fostering Environmental Protection

School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAFTA-DR Environment Cooperation Program
Opening Photo: School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy...

Setting the Stage

Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Council members from left: James Shea, Gillian Oak, Kris Arvind, and Alyce Ahn. Photo by Ryan Sandor
By Michelle Warren, Gillian Oak, and Kris Arvind The nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in...

Equal Opportunity

By Erica Hall and Krish Das Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, parts...

Her Diplomacy

By Nancy E. Zinn, Ph.D., and Eric D. Duyck Following the successful opening of its preview exhibit “Diplomacy Is...

Preserving History

Opening photo: A close-up photo of one of the two 300-year-old monumental plane trees. Photo by Alessandro Corradini

We Are One Team

Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten
Ambassador Kathleen Doherty speaks with a One Team classroom on the policy planning process, November 2019. Photo by Caroline Agsten By John...

Diplomatic Security’s Best Friend

Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy Kabul, October 2020. State Department photo
Ocsi, a 2-year-old, male German Shepherd, trained by the Canine Training and Operations Center, checks parked vehicles for explosives at Embassy...