The Harlem Globetrotters wowed Expo audiences with their basketball tricks and entertaining skills during a cultural performance representing U.S. talent and diversity. Photo courtesy of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai

World’s Fair Outreach

The Harlem Globetrotters wowed Expo audiences with their basketball tricks and entertaining skills during a cultural performance representing U.S. talent and diversity. Photo courtesy of the USA Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai By Nadia Ziyadeh The...
Retirements

Retirements | May 2022

Civil Service Ahmed, FoziaAllen, Karen J.Baxter, Lisa R.Bothwell, Mary L.Bruchnak, Kirk A.Callahan, Catherine A.Cusick, Anne K.Devlin-Foltz, Elizabeth A.Dolliff, Phillip R.Gant, Mary A.Grimes-Barton, Veda H.Hebert, MarcusHendrickx, Karen E.Ingram, William S.Johnson, Deborah A.Mencl, Roger A.Mounts, Jeffrey C.Muftugil,...

Flashback: May 1981

The cover of State Magazine’s May 1981 issue highlighted the Department of State’s growing interest in using renewable energy at posts abroad. The photo, taken at Sandia Laboratories in Albuquerque, N.M, showed an early...

Blinken hosts town hall with Embassy Kyiv’s team in Poland

Secretary of State Antony Blinken hosted a town hall with members of the Embassy Kyiv team working in Poland, while visiting the country, March 5. During the town hall, Blinken acknowledged the challenges the...

Embassy partners with Special Olympics to bolster solidarity in Burkina Faso

Embassy Ouagadougou recently partnered with Burkina Faso’s Special Olympics Committee on an eighteen-month campaign to promote inclusion of individuals with disabilities through sports. The campaign will introduce Burkinabé journalists and other media influencers to...

New EAG brings working parents issues to the forefront

By Claire Kelly In 2019, Foreign Service Officer Laura Thibault started a support group for working parents with an email listserv called Working Parents @ State (WP@S). The group quickly became an advocacy engine when...

Special Advisor on International Disability Rights warmly welcomed in Lebanon

In March, Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Sara Minkara traveled to Lebanon as part of her first official visit abroad to meet government officials and representatives of civil society and to promote the...

International Gender Champion meeting hosted in Geneva

Ambassador Sheba Crocker, U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva, hosted the Geneva Hub’s International Gender Champions (IGC) Annual Meeting, March 7. More than 80 gender champions from Geneva missions, civil society,...
Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Sept. 1, 2021. Photo by Isaac Pacheco

Office of Refugee Admissions

Ambassador Julieta Valls Noyes (far left), then-nominee to be assistant secretary for population, refugees and migration, speaks with Department of State volunteers supporting Operation Allies Welcome at Dulles International Airport, Sept. 1, 2021. Photo...
From left: U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Palau President Surangel Whipps Jr., and Paramount Chief Reklai Raphael Bao Ngirmang cut the ribbon for Embassy Koror’s solar energy project, April 12. Photo courtesy of Embassy Koror

SPEC visits first Net-Zero Energy diplomatic facility

By Evan Lewis and Stephanie Christel Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry joined Ambassador John Hennessey-Niland and the Embassy Koror team in Palau to visit a new photovoltaic installation that will make the embassy...

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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, Jordan Hall. Hall smiles on the right.