DG mints 189 diplomats during first in-person swearing-in ceremony since pandemic

Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent (DG) Marcia S. Bernicat administered the oath of office to 189 new diplomats, July 5, at the Department of State’s first in-person Foreign...

Young leaders in Eswatini discuss progress at monthly embassy event

Embassy Mbabane hosts a monthly “Donuts & Dialogue” series which provides a safe place to convene young leaders and experts for powerful discussions. In the wake of civil unrest and a polarized media environment,...
The embassy’s façade takes advantage of solar orientation with an integrated approach to sun shading through breezeways, deep overhangs, and porches. Photo courtesy of Embassy Asunción

Building Sustainability

The windows on Embassy Asunción’s north façade are oriented north and south to avoid heat gain from direct sunlight, keeping the building cool in summer and warm in winter. Photo courtesy of Embassy Asunción By...

Special Envoy helps secure first nationwide truce in Yemen

In April 2022, Special Envoy for Yemen Tim Lenderking (far right in right photo) helped secure the first nationwide truce in the Yemen conflict in six years. This truce is a major milestone in...
American Presence Officer Christopher Crawford (sixth from left), mayor of Saint-Etienne Gaël Perdriau (center, at podium with sash), and representatives of the French government join together for the inauguration of William Henry Hunt Square in Saint-Etienne, France, March 17. Photo by Monica Ann Schager

Trailblazing African American diplomat honored in France

By Monica Ann Schager The American consulate in Lyon joined the town hall of Saint-Etienne for the inauguration of William Hunt Square in March 2022. Saint-Etienne is a city of nearly 200,000 people in central...
Students rehearse a play in English during a musical theater camp at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institut in Tübingen, Germany. Approximately 100 independent binational centers contract with embassies to double as American Spaces. Photo by Sophia Kummler

Engaging Foreign Audiences

Students rehearse a play in English during a musical theater camp at the Deutsch-Amerikanische Institut in Tübingen, Germany. Approximately 100 independent binational centers contract with embassies to double as American Spaces. Photo by Sophia...
Embassy families including, from left, Sophia, William, and Jacob Tippets board a charter flight that departed, Jan. 28. Photo courtesy of the Kyiv Community Liaison Office

Together Apart 

Embassy families including, from left, Sophia, William, and Jacob Tippets board a charter flight that departed, Jan. 28. Photo courtesy of the Kyiv Community Liaison Office. By Rebecca Metzger, Alexandra Schumann, and Fran Selkovits  In...
Volunteers of the Charities and Activities Committee at Embassy Mexico City gather together, April 26. Photo by Roxanne-marie S. Patlan

Mexico City’s Charities and Activities Committee makes a difference

By Michael Popil Volunteers of the Charities and Activities Committee (CAC) at Embassy Mexico City know that diplomacy defies time, boundaries, and titles. This volunteer group of U.S. direct hires, locally employed (LE) staff, and...

Flashback: July 1962

Sandra F. Sheskin, featured on the cover of the July 1962 issue of the Department of State Newsletter (later State Magazine), impresses the Great Seal of the United States on a presidential commission. The...
As part of a cooperative bilateral action, American and Chinese muralists portray a vision of the climate future. Two of the winning murals, including “Land Light” (shown here), were displayed on the exterior walls of the Consulate General Guangzhou. “Land Light” was created by a team consisting of American artist DISTORT and Chinese artist Chen Siyu. Photo by Jing Chen

Artists work together to call for climate action in Guangzhou

By Caleb Portnoy On Nov. 10, 2021, at the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, the United States and the People’s Republic of China agreed to accelerate climate action and cooperation. Throughout history, artists...

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Making a Statement

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