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...

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....
This photo, depicting early voting in Arlington, Va., was submitted as part of the media package that the Foreign Press Centers provided to participating journalists. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Press Centers

Foreign Press Centers shift 2020 elections to web

By Katie Reedy In April, the Foreign Press Centers (FPCs) previewed their plans to promote global media coverage of the 2020 presidential elections to ensure a broad understanding of the U.S. democratic process. Soon after...
A worker submits to a daily temperature check before entering the Mexico City construction site. Photo by Jared Conrad

Building Safely

By Vincent J. Abramo
From left: Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs Acting Assistant Secretary Philip T. Reeker and Slovak Political Director Roman Bužek sign a memorandum of understanding establishing a regular U.S.-Slovakia Strategic Dialogue, in Washington, October 2020. State Department photo

Office of Central European Affairs

By John M. Grondelski  In the recent past a planned trip to a Central European country by a Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) deputy assistant secretary was fairly big news within EUR’s Office...

Connecting female entrepreneurs in Ljubljana

Ambassador Lynda Blanchard (on computer screen) welcomed virtual participants to the opening of the Academy of Women Entrepreneurs in Slovenia, Jan. 12. This unique program, sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs,...

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...
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...

January 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News Center for Analytics marks first anniversary | By Janice deGarmoMOUs secure 5G networks in European countries | By Rob NoelNew embassy building dedicated in Reykjavik | By Patrick C. GeraghtyForeign Press Centers...

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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 Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.