President John F. Kennedy (right) and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (left) host a State Dinner at the White House in honor of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (second from left) and his daughter Indira Gandhi of India, Nov. 7, 1961. The Office of the Chief of Protocol helps coordinate all such official visits by foreign leaders. Photo courtesy of John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum

Office of the Chief of Protocol

President John F. Kennedy (right) and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy (left) host a State Dinner at the White House in honor of Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru (second from left) and his daughter Indira Gandhi...
A young visitor engages with a virtual gaming station at the U.S. embassy pavilion at Expo Prado, September 2022. Photo by Juan Francisco Casal

Mission Uruguay boosts public image at Expo Prado

By Heather Murphy Expo Prado is Uruguay’s largest and most important national-level agricultural fair. The 10-day event—held every September—showcases commercial, diplomatic, and agricultural entities from across Uruguay, along with hundreds of livestock competitions representing nearly...

Generational Shift

By Scott B. Winton and Flory Yazmin Ore First-generation college students and Political Officers Scott Winton (far right) and Wesley Collins (far left) stand with U.S. Ambassador Nick Perry (center) at Embassy Kingston in a...

Colombian exchange students visit Main State

Afro-Colombian students of the 100K Strong in the Americas project, Diaspora Connect, visited the U.S. Department of State, Sept. 13, during their exchange program with Howard University in Washington. This 100K Strong partnership between...
The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla Hills in the background.

Islamabad

The capital of Pakistan was moved to Islamabad in 1967. As a planned city, Islamabad runs along a grid system, flanked by the Margalla Hills in the background. Photo by Thsulemani By Paul Giblin As...
U.S. President Joe Biden (right), accompanied by the First Lady Jill Biden (left), signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 18. Photo by Jonathan Hordle

Operation London Bridge

President Joe Biden (right), accompanied by First Lady Jill Biden (left), signs a book of condolence at Lancaster House in London, following the death of Queen Elizabeth II, Sept. 18. Photo by Jonathan Hordle By...
Retirements

Retirements | November 2022

Civil ServiceBrown, Laschelle Y.Cook, EvelynFuentes, Robert D.Hoffman, Michael A.James, Janice M.D.Matano, Albert K.Newstead, Charles M.Ryschka, AndreasTemchatin, Basil J.Young, Darlene Foreign ServiceAbell, Jason A.Akin, Jon C.Albouari, Charlie Barr, David P.Barreto, Monica L.Bascue, Aaron A.Beauchamp, Daniel J.Beckmeyer, Charles...

Flashback: November 1992

The November 1992 cover of State Magazine references the pressing issue (at the time) of “going metric.” In 1988, Congress enacted a law that said metric was the way to go “as the preferred...

Human rights conference highlights Russia’s abuses in Ukraine

The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) co-hosted a panel discussion at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Sept. 27, on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the...

State wins Departmental Tennis League division title

The U.S. Department of State-USAID tennis team met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Aug. 15, to celebrate their first-place finish in the 2021 Departmental Tennis League (DTL) “A” division, with a record of...

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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 Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.