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...
Panelists of the first session of the Sign@State Symposium, Senior Advisor for Employee Communications Roberta Mather (seated right), Technical Editor Robb Dooling (seated second from right), Foreign Service Specialist Doug Surette (seated center), and Human Resource Specialist/International Compensation Manager Arisa Nakamori (far left on screen) communicate during their event, April 21.

Sign@State demonstrates Department’s commitment to reaching diverse audiences

By Maura M. Pfeifer The Department of State’s deaf and hard of hearing foreign affairs employees took center stage at the Sign@State Symposium, April 21. The event featured the Department’s first-ever panel conducted entirely 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...
Project Director and archaeologist Dr. Rasmi Shoocongdej of Silpakorn University (right) explains the methodology for the conservation of the 2,000-year-old log coffins in the Phi Man Long Long Rak Cave to Chargé d'Affaires Michael Heath (left), March 2. Photo courtesy of U.S. Embassy Bangkok

Preserving 2000-year-old coffins in Thailand 

By Kanchalee “Kelly” Jitjang To underscore the U.S.’s respect for Thailand’s cultural heritage, Embassy Bangkok is working with the Faculty of Archaeology at Silpakorn University to conserve ancient log coffins in deep caves at Phi...
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...

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