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...
Retirements

Retirements | October 2020

Civil Service Akard, Stephen J.Boone, Louise T.Brown, Julia D.De Soto, Marianne S.Duncan, PennyFranckiewicz, Omnia M.Hatton, JodyHerrick, Christopher M.Hubbard, Alicia M.Hunter, Kevin M.Juhnke, Jeannine M.Kealing, Jeffrey E.Manson, Dennis G.Mondy, Joyce A.O’Sullivan, Susan W.Pierce, Daad H.Queen-Foster, Janice...

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...

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....
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...

FSI’s Portuguese section hosts virtual Folk Festival

The Portuguese section of the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) hosted a virtual party, June Zoom Folk Festival, June 24. The festival celebrated the traditional Festas Juninas in Brazil, Santos Populares in Portugal, and folk...
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...
The F-DATA team and other F colleagues attend a virtual farewell gathering for former Managing Director for Planning, Performance, and Systems Gordon Weynand (third row down, second from left), July 29. Photo by Amin Vafa

Data, Transparency, and Accountability

By Amin Vafa In early March, as the number of cases of individuals with coronavirus surged past 400,000 worldwide, the U.S. government announced $274 million in emergency foreign assistance to combat the pandemic, a figure...
From left: Ambassador David Reimer signs the deed of sale for the new embassy compound site with Notary Bernard d’Hotman de Villiers (back), Hector Espitalier-Noël and Thierry Rey, both of whom represented the land seller—Moka City Limited (also known as ENL). Photo courtesy of Embassy Port Louis

OBO announces new embassy compound in Port Louis

By Nicholas Von Mertens In August, the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) purchased an 11-acre property in Mauritius to build a new embassy in Port Louis. The new multi-building compound will be located in...

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