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...
Vice Consul Hiram Bingham in Marseille. He and his colleague Myles Standish issued visas to refugees at the U.S. Consulate in Marseille, saving hundreds of lives in the process. Image courtesy of the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

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Vice Consul Hiram Bingham in Marseille. He and his colleague Myles Standish issued visas to refugees at the U.S. Consulate in Marseille, saving hundreds of lives in the process. Image courtesy of the U.S....
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,...

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,...
From left: Master of ceremonies Allison Kaplan Sommer, International Visitor Leadership Program alumnae and Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel of the New Hope party, and Ruth Wasserman-Lande of the Blue and White party speak with audience members during a panel discussion following the film, March 1. Photo by David Azagury

Women of Valor

From left: Master of ceremonies Allison Kaplan Sommer, International Visitor Leadership Program alumnae and Member of Knesset Sharren Haskel of the New Hope party, and Ruth Wasserman-Lande of the Blue and White party speak...

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...
In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8, U.S. Ambassador Erik Ramanathan (center) hosted a roundtable discussion with a diverse group of Swedish female leaders to discuss the shared goal of a more equal and just society. Photo by Jenny Sigurs

Embassy Stockholm celebrates International Women’s Day

By Jacqueline Jin International Women’s Day, commemorated every year on March 8, is a time to reflect on the challenges women have overcome and on the obstacles and inequality they still face today. This year’s...
Acting Office Director for Security Technology Tamika Abbott (left) and Engineering Services Center Officer in Charge Reginald Williams (center) showcase the technical systems laboratory space during a visit by Assistant Secretary Gentry Smith (right) to the Florida Regional Center in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Oct. 21. Photo by Eric Weiner

Panel event aims to recruit women in engineering and cybersecurity

By Kris Sivertson Recruiting the next generation of security engineering officers (SEO) is a critical need for the Foreign Service and a top priority for the Bureau of Global Talent Management’s (GTM) Recruitment Division and...
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...

Paradigm Shift

Vice Governor Talia Cabrera (front row, fifth from left) shouts “Hui puhahi” with women from the Shuar community in Ecuador during the province’s first Academy for Women Entrepreneurs program launch, February 2020. Photo courtesy...

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