QSI International School of Dushanbe in Tajikistan used a grant from the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations and the Bureau of Administrations’ Office of Overseas Schools to purchase and install new plexiglass dividers in their tech labs and classrooms to provide safe areas for students to work. Photo by Liz Madlinger

Mitigating impacts of pandemic at international schools

By Erica Renew, Michelle Adams, and Beatrice Cameron
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...
While serving as deputy chief of mission for the Libya External Office in 2019, Natalie A. Baker visited Cape Angela on the Tunisian Coast. Cape Angela is considered the northernmost point in Africa. Photo by Natalie A. Baker

NEA takes on North Africa

By Alexandra Jameson The Department of State’s newest office covers a region stretching from the Atlantic Ocean, across the Sahara Desert, and along the Mediterranean more than 5,000 miles to the Red Sea. In July,...

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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 Kasirat "Bo" Villa. Villa smiles on the right.