Even in a country often perceived as homogeneous and untouched by racial issues, thousands marched to protest in Tokyo, showcasing their outrage over the death of George Floyd, June 14, 2020. Photo by Eugene Hoshiko

Power of Example

Opening photo: Even in a country often perceived as homogeneous and untouched by racial issues, thousands marched to protest in Tokyo, showcasing their outrage over the death of George Floyd, June 14, 2020. Photo...
“I Still Believe in Our City” posters were designed by artist Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya for free usage at protests and rallies in speaking up for the Asian American community. Illustration by Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya

Employee Affinity Groups stand against anti-Asian violence

By Malene Carr and Moshtayeen Ahmad The recent murders of eight people in Atlanta—including four Korean and two Chinese women—a brutal assault on a Filipino woman in New York City, an attack on a Chinese...
Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs Diversity and Inclusion Council members from left: James Shea, Gillian Oak, Kris Arvind, and Alyce Ahn. Photo by Ryan Sandor

Setting the Stage

By Michelle Warren, Gillian Oak, and Kris Arvind The nationwide protests sparked by the killing of George Floyd in the summer of 2020, the invasion of the U.S. Capitol by rioters Jan. 6, 2021, and...
An aerial sunset view of Vienna. Photo by Calin Stan

Vienna

By Cesar G. Soriano and Jordan Coughenour  The sun is barely peeking over the Danube River, but downtown Vienna is already teeming with activity. The sounds of church bells tolling and clip-clops of horse-drawn carriages...
From left: American Institute of Taiwan Managing Director Ingrid Larson and Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the United States Representative Bi-khim Hsiao initiate a new era of U.S.-Taiwan cooperation at the memorandum of understanding signing ceremony in Arlington, Va., March 25. Photo courtesy of TECRO

Strengthening U.S.-Taiwan maritime cooperation

By Fred Vellucci The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office in the United States (TECRO) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a Coast Guard Working Group...
School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAFTA-DR Environment Cooperation Program

Fostering Environmental Protection

Opening Photo: School children participate in a beach clean-up activity in the coastal city of Salado Barra, Honduras, 2019. Photo courtesy of CAFTA-DR Environment Cooperation Program By Sarah Flores, Anel Gonzalez-Ruiz, and Neal Morris  In one...
Broadcast journalism students conduct a live interview with Ambassador Jeanne Maloney (left) at UNESWA FM 88.2, March 31. Photo by Stephanie Sandoval

Embassy Eswatini establishes new radio station for Emaswati youth

By Stephanie Sandoval Ambassador Jeanne M. Maloney launched the “American Voices” radio show on University of Eswatini (UNESWA) FM 88.2, the newest radio station in Eswatini, March 31.   Embassy Eswatini’s public affairs section awarded a grant...
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry (center) at a roundtable with women leaders in energy and climate in India, April 2021. State Department photo

Climate envoy travels to United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh

By Emma Sylves-Berry As the first-ever Special Presidential Envoy for Climate (SPEC), former Secretary of State John Kerry leads U.S. diplomatic efforts to reassert U.S. climate leadership and raise global ambition to meet the world’s daunting climate challenge. After traveling to London, Brussels, and Paris in March, Kerry traveled to Abu Dhabi, New...

Take Your Child to Work Day goes virtual

Secretary of State Antony Blinken opened Take Your Children to Work Day (TYCTWD) with a welcome video message, April 22. In the video, Blinken answered questions from Department of State employees’ children worldwide. While...

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Making a Statement

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