Unwavering Appreciation

By Amanda J. Richard  Recognizing the Department of State’s amazing employees who serve bravely and selflessly worldwide is typically done during an elegant ceremony held in the Harry S. Truman Building’s exquisite Benjamin Franklin room....
Ambassador Earl Miller (center) and benefactor Durjoy Rahman (third from right) assembled with embassy staff to bid farewell to “The Elephant in the Room” exhibition before its move to the Canadian High Commission next door, where the exhibition will continue in a location visible from the street. Photo by Arlissa Reynolds

Art projects highlight displaced communities

By Helen von Gohren From March through October, Embassy Dhaka hosted “The Elephant in the Room,” an award-winning installation of three life-size elephant sculptures by Bangladesh visual artist Kamruzzaman Shadhin. In 2017, more than 700,000 Rohingya...
An aerial view shows the coastline and bustling architecture of Belize City. Photo by Photosounds

Belmopan

An aerial view shows the coastline and bustling architecture of Belize City. Photo by Photosounds By Adam Benz Belize—the only English-speaking country in Central America—is a unique blend of Caribbean and Central American cultures. A perfect...

Pillars of Diplomacy – Text only

Click to switch to interactive version By Amanda J. Richard Each and every day, Foreign Service nationals (FSNs) provide invaluable support to U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. Their institutional knowledge and contributions are a significant...
Retirements

Retirements | January 2021

Civil Service Alexander, Ronald H.Cox, Peggy A.Dye, JacquelineEdwards, Roger L.Gatlin, Kevin A.Hargrove, Phillip D.Ice, Olwyn B.Lavens, MarkLuong, Huynh T. D.Norris, Russell J.Perkins, Patrice D.Pfeiffer, Leo J.Robrahn, Daniel W. Foreign Service Adams-Boston, QuinetteAdamson, Gregory J.Arreaga-Rodas, Luis E.Bassi, RaymondBurford...

Encouraging higher education in Mali

As part of International Education Week, Nov. 16-20, Embassy Bamako’s American Center hosted an information session for local students on the steps to take to pursue dreams of university study in the United States....

Department hosts Veterans Day event

Department of State employee affinity group, Veterans@State, and the Office of Civil Rights hosted a Veterans Day event, Nov. 30. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo provided remarks, and Ambassador Matthew Klimow from Embassy Turkmenistan—a...

New embassy housing complex bolsters Kenyan economy

U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Kyle McCarter held a groundbreaking ceremony for a new housing complex in Nairobi, Nov. 18. The future compound, called Rosslyn Grove, will allow for shorter commutes and a safer living...

Innovative Access Center opens in Foggy Bottom

The Bureau of Global Talent Management’s Office of Accessibility and Accommodations (OAA) hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the opening of the Department’s new state-of-the-art Access Center, Dec. 3. Held on International Day of Persons...

Pillars of Diplomacy

Click here to read the accessible text only version of this article By Amanda J. Richard Each and every day, Foreign Service nationals (FSNs) provide invaluable support to U.S. diplomatic missions around the world. Their...

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