World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Bureau of International Information Programs and Mission Tanzania for a Facebook Live event, March 21, to celebrate Women’s History Month. The event kicked off ECA’s “Step In, Dream Big” initiative ahead of the 2019 Women’s World Cup to tap into the power of role models, encouraging girls to step into their potential and realize their dreams. Youth athletes, coaches and advocates from Tanzania (where Morgan served as a Department of State sports envoy in 2017) and 20 U.S. embassies, consulates and American centers in Africa, Europe, the Middle East and North Africa, and South and Central Asia interacted live with Morgan for a 45-minute question and answer session.

Olympian Alex Morgan participates in ECA social media event

World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Alex Morgan joined the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), the Bureau of International Information Programs and Mission Tanzania for a Facebook Live event, March 21,...
The American Institute in Taiwan’s new $255 million office, a modern complex built explicitly to serve as home base for the American Institute in Taiwan and its activities, symbolizes the United States’ commitment to the U.S.-Taiwan relationship. Photo by Fabian Ortiz

A Solid Foundation

By Nolan Masterson Foreign Service personnel assigned to Taipei, Taiwan, before 1979 completed their tours at the Embassy of the United States to the Republic of China. However, the United States changed its diplomatic recognition...
The Panama City skyline rises up in the distance behind a historic cathedral. Photo by Duarte Dellarole

Panama

Story by Mark Hungerford U.S. Embassy Panama City sits on a hill surrounded by a lush rainforest that still covers much of the former Canal Zone—the roughly 5-mile stretch of land that hugged the Panama...
Human Resources Officer Andre Jennings, center in blue jacket, and Human Resources Specialist Rhitu Shrestha, right of Jennings, host a training session on behalf of Embassy Kathmandu’s Diversity and Outreach Program with students at American Corner Surkhet. Photo by Hirdesh Kumar K.C.

Embassy Kathmandu develops innovative outreach efforts

By Andre Jennings Establishing a diversified workforce is a necessary goal for any organization that recognizes and values the advantages of expanding its organizational culture. The U.S. Embassy in Nepal has embraced the Department’s strategic...
Teams are an integral part of Watch culture and form the backbone of fast-paced task forces. Members of the Ops team (from left) Carolina Ardon Ayala, Christopher Bodington, Jared Yancey, Elaine Kelley, John Ambrose and Betsy Bennion stand outside their office. Photo by James Kaelin

Operations Center

By Carolina Ardon Ayala, Elizabeth Bennion, Elaine Kelley and Luke Meinzen Established in 1961, the Operations Center, or Ops, is an excellent introduction to Washington, D.C. Ops officers get a front-row view of U.S. foreign...
Ambassador John Desrocher, center with pink tie, and his spouse, Karen Rose, to his right, pose for a photo with some of the members of the Algerian Higher School of Music and the Morehouse College Glee Club, after their final concert at the National Theatre of Algiers, Jan. 3, 2019. Photo by Farid Azira

EducationUSA hits high note in Algeria

By Suemayah Abu-Douleh Embassy Algiers recently collaborated with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the Algerian Higher School of Music (INSM) to present a concert tour by the Morehouse College Glee Club (MCGC). Due to...

DGHR helps seal history

Director General of the Foreign Service and Human Resources Carol Perez helps authenticate her official commission from the president with Program Specialist Jessica Newcomb from the Presidential Appointments Office, March 20, in the exhibit...
U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson presents certificates, in Windhoek, Namibia, March 29, to health care providers who completed a cervical cancer screening training program led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with support from the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. HIV-postitive women are five times more likely to develop and die of cervical cancer than HIV-negative women. However, cervical cancer is detectable, preventable and treatable. This approach—which utilizes something as simple and accessible as table vinegar—will offer Namibian women across the country a cost effective, timely and nurse-empowered option to screen women and immediately treat them for cervical cancer in the same clinical visit. Photo courtesy of Embassy Namibia

Empowering health care providers in Namibia

U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Lisa Johnson presents certificates, in Windhoek, Namibia, March 29, to health care providers who completed a cervical cancer screening training program led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and...
Attendees of a roundtable discussion on women in technology (from left) Rebecca Wanjiku, Stacey Ondimu, Demian Lamadrid, Jennifer Otieno, the Department’s acting CIO Karen Mummaw, Nekesa Were, Linda Lelei, Shiro Theuri, Freida Mati, Wanja Kimandi, Lysa Giuliano and Selam Emiru pose for a picture in front of the iHub entrepreneurship and innovation center on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo by Benson Mutahi

State CIO leads women’s technology roundtable in Nairobi

By Selam Emiru Last December, the Department’s acting CIO Karen Mummaw along with members of Embassy Nairobi’s Information Resource Management (IRM) team visited iHub, an entrepreneurship and innovation center. The team participated in a roundtable...