Women of OBO Construction

Women of the construction site team at the new office annex project in Kampala gather outside of the embassy. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations
By Misty Boykin, Susana Kyrgos, Molly McCormick, Sonia M. Miranda-Palacios, and Susan Patton  In March 2011, an article in State Magazine highlighted 10 women serving...

Preserving America’s Cultural Heritage

The Old Tangier Legation in Morocco was gifted to the United States on May 17, 1821 from Sultan Moulay Suliman as a token of appreciation for the Moroccan-American Treaty of Friendship that had been signed in 1786. In 1777, Morocco was the first country whose head of state recognized the newly independent United States. The Legation was added to the U.S. National Register in 1981 and was made a National Historic Landmark in 1982. Photo by saiko3p
By Tobin Tracey National Preservation Month, celebrated every May, is a global celebration that highlights the nation’s heritage through historic places and their meaningful stories....

Maintaining Success

Thabang Leseteli (left) is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) client who is happily married to Nthatisi Moleko (right) who has been on antiretroviral treatment since 2016. To stay safe and healthy, the couple is supported by PEPFAR through mothers2mothers. Photo by Thom Pierce
Thabang Leseteli (left) is a pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) client who is happily married to Nthatisi Moleko (right) who has been on antiretroviral treatment since...

Lingua Franca

By Marko Velikonja Every Foreign Service career is different, yet one experience remains shared among Foreign Service officers: the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) language test....

An Inaugural Visit

Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific. Photo courtesy of Embassy Singapore
Opening Photo: Vice President Kamala Harris delivers remarks at Gardens By The Bay in Singapore, reaffirming the U.S. commitment to the Indo-Pacific. Photo courtesy...

In This Together

An aerial view is shown of the Beirut Port, completely destroyed. Photo by diplomedia
(Above) An aerial view is shown of the Beirut Port, completely destroyed. Photo by diplomedia By Kristina Hayden A horrific explosion at the Port of Beirut, Aug....

Collaborating for a Safer America

Exercise directors meet with role players during the exercise to answer their questions. Photo by Judy Emmert
By Lynda Kasonde Every minute federal, state, and local agencies are working to protect nearly 330 million people in the United States and active shooter...

Beyond Books

Bookshelves in the Library, with library logo and black and white photo of Ralph J. Bunche on top.
By Julie Arrighetti For the Department of State’s Ralph J. Bunche Library, 2019 is a year of significant anniversaries. Founded in 1789, the Library has...

Defending China’s Vulnerable Minorities

Ethnic Kazakh-Chinese participants hold pictures of their family members detained in Xinjiang, China at a meeting with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan, Feb. 2. Photo by Ron Przysucha
By Alyxandria Hoge In the vast deserts of the far-western reaches of China, a harrowing scene has unfolded in recent years. A massive system of...

Connecting Innovators

Award winners stand on the stage at the GIST Awards Ceremony during the 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in The Hague, Netherlands, June 2019. Photo by Genesis Lodise
By Alexis Lennon and Sarah Staton The American economy was built on innovation. Today, industry-transforming innovation can come from anywhere in the world. For American...