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...

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...
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...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations and President of the Security Council for the month of May, chairs the Security Council meeting on technology and security under maintenance of international peace and security.

U.N. Security Council rotating presidency offers opportunities

The United States used its rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council (UNSC) in May to shine a spotlight on two priority issues: conflict-driven food insecurity and the use of digital technologies in the...

American military service members build preschool for Timorese children

U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Jeff Knoll (right) welcomes a Timorese preschooler at the ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new preschool in Maubara, Timor-Leste, which was constructed by U.S. Navy Seabees and Marines in coordination with...

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,...
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...
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...
An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers

The Office of Marine Conservation

An endangered green sea turtle swimming in the warm waters of the Pacific Ocean. Photo by Shane Myers By Tanya Brothen Affectionately referred to as the “fish office,” the Office of Marine Conservation (OMC) pursues United...
Retirements

Retirements | July 2022

Civil Service Bradley, Donna-MarieCoffin, Grazyna A.Crenshaw, Byron F.Dious Jr., Robert A.Earl, P. MarkElahi, Asghar M.Escobar, Mario A.Hawk, David W.Hooper, Don E.Hudson, Lewis C.Kane, Steven W.McCathran, William W.Mokhtare, Ali R.Munoz, SilviaOzdal, Ece F.Peterson, Willia M.Ranly, George...

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Making a Statement

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