From left: 2019 Fellowship alumnae Elizabeth Mwambulukutu of Tanzania and Zaharah Namanda of Uganda pose in front of the ICT Chalk Talks art installation in downtown Wichita, Kansas, during their Leadership in Civic Engagement Institute at Kansas State University. Photo courtesy of Kansas State University

Empowering the Future

By Elizabeth S. Liu The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), the U.S. government’s signature initiative to engage the next generation of leaders across Sub-Saharan Africa, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (center) and his wife Susan (second...
U.S. Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey R. Pyatt (third from right) and U.S Ambassador to Bulgaria Herro Mustafa (third from left) meet with women energy experts at the chief of mission residence in Athens. State Department Photo

Event encourages increased roles for women in Southeast Europe’s energy sector

By Steven Tagle Greece and Bulgaria signed an agreement that finalized a natural gas transmission and storage system operator’s—Bulgartransgaz—participation in the Alexandroupoli Floating Storage Regasification Unit (FSRU), Aug. 24. FSRU is a U.S.-supported project that...
From left: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo receives a demonstration of the capabilities of the Bureau of Intelligence and Research’s (INR) new digital dissemination platform, Tempo, from INR Assistant Secretary Ellen E. McCarthy, and INR Chief Information Officer and Technology and Innovation Office Director, Geoff Fowler, Sept. 22. State Department photo

INR celebrates 75th anniversary

By Sarath Ganji The Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) is the nation’s oldest civilian intelligence agency—one with a legacy of innovation. That legacy began in 1945 when President Harry S. Truman transferred the scholarly...
Appointments

Appointments | October 2020

Natalie E. Brown - U.S. Ambassador to Uganda Natalie E. Brown (SFS) of Nebraska is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. Since 2016, she served as the chief of mission and chargé...

Mission Canada supports Capital Pride Week

Mission Canada prioritizes diversity and inclusion, both in the workplace and in their engagement with the Canadian public. To mark Capital Pride Week, the Progress Pride flag hung prominently from Embassy Ottawa’s chancery, Aug....
An aerial view is shown of the Beirut Port, completely destroyed. Photo by diplomedia

In This Together

(Above) An aerial view is shown of the Beirut Port, completely destroyed. Photo by diplomedia By Kristina Hayden A horrific explosion at the Port of Beirut, Aug. 4, shocked the world and resulted in widespread devastation to...
One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by Makoto_Honda

Planning Pioneers

One of the most popular venues for cherry blossom viewing in the spring is in Meguro River, Tokyo. Cherry blossoms are symbolic of the diplomatic friendship between the United States and Japan​. ​Photo by...

Port Louis

Story by Isaac D. Pacheco Millions of years ago, as tectonic forces conspired to reorient the physical geography of the supercontinent Gondwana, volcanic hotspots began to ferociously create new land in the nascent Indian Ocean....

Highlighting U.S. trade and investment in Mexico

U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Christopher Landau makes a strong case for economic partnership and sustainable energy during a visit to a U.S. solar plant in Hidalgo, Mexico, Sept. 11. The solar plant generates enough...

Kolonia celebrates 19th Amendment centennial

From left: Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Somer Bessire-Briers; Defense Attaché Lt. Col. Erin Richter; Ambassador Carmen G. Cantor; and Aileen Gallen-Moses, spouse of Congress of the Federated States of Micronesia’s vice speaker Esmond...

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