Speaker series returns hosting disability rights advocate

The Ralph J. Bunche Library held its first virtual speaker series via WebEx, Sept. 22. The series hosted former-Department of State Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Judith Heumann, who discussed her decades-long role...

Unique Experiences

By Yolanda F. Williams and Peter Brown Every November, Veteran’s Day is a time to honor American veterans and provides an opportunity to thank them for their service and sacrifice. This year also marks the...

U.S. funds accessible schools in Mongolia

The U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia Michael Klecheski (center), attended the opening of a U.S. government-funded kindergarten in the southern city of Sainshand, Sept. 23. Klecheski met with local activists from the disability community during...

Munich

By Keith Hager When Americans think of Germany, chances are many of them picture Bavaria. The Alps and Germany’s highest mountain, the Zugspitze, tower over picturesque lakes in rolling foothills. The “Romantic Road” meanders through...
The three high-speed driving tracks at the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS’) FASTC allow for DSS special agents to learn, practice, and apply defensive and counterterrorism driving maneuvers, Nov. 13, 2019. State Department photo

Driving Success

The three high-speed driving tracks at the Diplomatic Security Service’s (DSS’) FASTC allow for DSS special agents to learn, practice, and apply defensive and counterterrorism driving maneuvers, Nov. 13, 2019. State Department photo By Barbara...
Retirements

Retirements | November 2020

Civil Service Bethune-King, ElizaCintron, Josephine Fink, Alvin K.Greene, Lisa B.Happ, Denise A.Parker, CarltonPierce, Johnny W.Sabino, Zaldy N.Stephens, Christopher N.Tarnowka, Andrew H.Walch, Tammy F.Wu, Elaine J. Foreign Service Albright, Richard A.Allen, Amy M.Aloia, John F.Anderson, Tanya C.Banen, Terrance D.Barlerin,...

Embassy staff joins Estonians in World Cleanup Day

Staff at Embassy Tallinn participated in World Cleanup Day, Sept. 18. Participation was about more than just being good neighbors—it was a way to be a part of a local tradition. The embassy team...
FAIT Fellow Whitney Hicks tests a HoloLens 2 device in her workspace in Raleigh, N.C. Photo courtesy of Whitney Hicks

Connecting emerging IT professionals to the Department

By Katherine Davis The Foreign Affairs Information Technology (FAIT) Fellowship allows university students to prepare for careers as information management specialists while completing their education. The program consists of two internships, one domestic and one...
A deserted West Lake Mall area and Pine Street in downtown Seattle during the COVID-19 stay-at-home order, April 22. Photo by Michael J. Magee

Achieving Balance

By Rachel Alberstadt
Illustration by Elisabeth Schettle

One Mission

By Chris Meade, Merlyn Schultz, Fany Colon de Hayes, and Clarece Polke  Videos courtesy of the Operations Center's Office of Crisis Management and Strategy https://statemag.lab.prod.getusinfo.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Amy-Lemar-Reiman.mp4 On January 23, the Chinese government announced it would lock...

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