PDAA honors outstanding PD initiatives

The Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA)—a not-for-profit, voluntary association of public diplomacy professionals—announced winners of its annual awards for excellence in public diplomacy by honoring individuals who, during the COVID-19 pandemic, used creativity...
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...
Retirements

Retirements | June 2021

Civil Service Dieye, Seydou Ford, Tracy R.Foster, Patrick R.Fredrick, Mark D.Gordon, Marian R.Hallahan, JanmariKnestaut, Andrew T.Levant, Arthur L.Morgan, Rod Quander, Rhoda M.Roots, LindaRussea-Williams, Carol P.Schilling, Michael R.Sigmon, Jane N.Stewart, Craig R.Swanson, Tinya M.Swartz, Tom M.Thompson, Griffin M.White,...
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...
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...

June 2021 | Digital Archive

In the News Employee Affinity Groups stand against anti-Asian violence | By Malene Carr and Moshtayeen AhmadStrengthening U.S.-Taiwan maritime cooperation | By Fred VellucciClimate envoy travels to United Arab Emirates, India, and Bangladesh | By...
A photo of the second graduating class of the Foreign Service, 1925, hangs behind a computer screen showing the Foreign Affairs Day opening slide, with a Department of State mug placed on the desk.

Remote Reunion

By Amanda McCarthy Since 1965, Foreign Affairs Day has served as an annual homecoming for Department of State retirees, honoring their service and bringing them up to speed on current happenings in international affairs. Many...

Embassy Kathmandu collaborates to provide PPE

During the height of the COVID-19 crisis in spring 2021, Nepal was overwhelmed by a second wave of the coronavirus, quickly running out of hospital beds, ventilators, and oxygen reserves. Despite international travel restrictions,...

Equal Opportunity

By Erica Hall and Krish Das Under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations, parts of Articles 1 and 2 state, “All humans are born free and equal in dignity and...

Post of the Month

Office Spotlight

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 Michelle Yerkin. Yerkin smiles on the right.