The winning team from Dhaka University, top row from left: Rabeya Akter Ritu, Farhaan Uddin Ahmed, and Sal Sabil Chowdury; second row from left: Rakibul Islam Bhuiyan, Akhtar Imam, and Michael Peil; bottom row from left: Zubayer Rahman Chowdhury, Fatima-Tuz-Zohora, and Rakibul Islam Bhuiyan are seen virtually during the final match of the International Round of the fifth Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, Feb. 13. Photo by Md. Luhanujjaman Basunia

Bangladesh hosts Moot Court Competition national round

By Michelle Prince  The Dhaka University Moot Court Society (DUMCS) team won the Bangladesh National Round of the fifth Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition (Jessup), moving on to the International Round, Feb....

Embassy Bamako highlights female filmmakers

To conclude Women’s History Month, Embassy Bamako brought 10 young female filmmakers together with Mali’s Minister of Women, Children, and Families for a breakfast conversation about how film can spark dialogues around difficult issues...
Commander Sonia Miller of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (left) greets U.S. Embassy Senior Defense Official, Commander Kevin Self (right), upon receiving $20,000 in equipment to aid in the fight against coronavirus in The Bahamas. Photo by Daniel Durazo

Public-private partnership helps the Bahamas respond to COVID-19

By Ramona Layne Mueller and Daniel Durazo  In late 2020, Embassy Nassau showed what’s possible when government agencies and private companies work together. Working with U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM), Regulus Global—a Virginia-based small business—built, integrated,...

Mission Uganda leader visits with local beekeepers

USAID Mission Director Richard Nelson visited Golden Bees Honey Shop Ltd. located in Nakapiripirit district in northeastern Uganda, March 22. During the visit, he interacted with members of the Muruita Honey Producers and Processors...
Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi discusses political undertones of iconic artworks of the 20th century in the Arab world, during an Arab Americans In Foreign Affairs Agencies (AAIFAA)-hosted virtual event in honor of National Arab American Heritage Month, April 14. Screenshot courtesy of AAIFAA

AAIFAA celebrates and reflects during Arab American Heritage Month

By Nadia Farra and Dr. Charles Kiamie III In celebration of National Arab American Heritage Month in April, Arab Americans In Foreign Affairs Agencies (AAIFAA) led several efforts to celebrate, educate, and recognize the contributions...
A vivid sunset overhangs Ela Beach in Port Moresby. Photo by Christine_Gneh

Port Moresby

Opening photo: A vivid sunset caps the end of day at Port Moresby's beautiful  Ela Beach. Photo by Christine_Gneh By Teresa M. Morris Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu: the names alone conjure images of traditionally...
Retirements

Retirements | May 2021

Civil Service Bacon, Edward F.Barnett, Nancy L.Bevacqua, Frank L.Chang, HerbertCoffield, Linda M.Diggs, Patricia A.Ellis, Debora L.Emerson, Susan L.Fischer, Melanie R.Frey, Marie A.Gutierrez, DominicaHill, Douglas G.Hooke, Kathleen H.Irving, William S.Johnston, Amy A.Kagalis, LuisKing, Daphne B.Leitner, Rene...
Mission Bosnia and Herzegovina Diversity and Inclusion Working Group co-chairs Star Hy (left) and Shamaine Martin-Crick (right) open the Mission’s Diversity Book Library, January 2020. State Department photo

Mission Bosnia and Herzegovina establishes Diversity and Inclusion Working Group

By Star Hy  When U.S. Mission to Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) Ambassador Eric Nelson laid the foundation for a Diversity and Inclusion Working Group (DIWG) at post in 2020, there was an overwhelmingly positive response....

Embassy Dhaka joins Bangladesh in celebrating 50 years of independence

Ambassador Earl Miller (front row, fifth from left) joined Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Dhaka North City Corporation Mayor Atiqul Islam, March 25, at the opening of “Friendship to All, Malice to...

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