In a landmark first visit by an American ambassador to the Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures, and her own first visit to the Northern Territory of Australia, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (right) traveled to remote East Arnhem Land for Australia’s largest Indigenous gathering, the Garma Festival, July 27-31. The renowned...
U.S. Representative to the United Nations Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield hosted a breakfast meeting to celebrate International Youth Day at the chief of mission’s residence in New York, Aug. 12. Guests included the U.N. Secretary-General’s Youth Envoy, the incoming and outgoing U.N. Youth Observers, the executive director of the U.N....
The public diplomacy section at Embassy Paramaribo hosted NASA Engineer Z. Nagin Cox as part of a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Speaker’s Program, Aug. 8-12. This event supported the section’s programming on women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). As the mission manager for the Mars...
Embassy Prague honored locally employed staff member Miroslav Bartunek (left) with a Certificate of Appreciation for 50 years of service presented by Ambassador Michael J. Dodman (right), chargé d’affaires to U.S. Embassy Prague, during a ceremony, August 4. Bartunek has worked in the embassy’s mailroom for the past 15...
Director General of the Foreign Service Marcia Bernicat (right) leads the combined 166/212 Foreign Service class through the oath of office during a ceremony at the Harry S Truman Building in Washington, Sept. 11. During her remarks, Bernicat lauded the incoming class members’ patience and persistence, and celebrated the...
The October 1966 issue highlighted the burgeoning role of computers in foreign affairs statistical analysis. The feature article examined the Department of State’s potential adoption of then-cutting edge hardware into its workflow, encouraging agencies to “investigate those computer applications which are central and integral to its basic programs.”  State Magazine...
U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus (ROC) Judith Garber and ROC Ministry of Transport, Communications, and Works Permanent Secretary Stavros Michael sign a five-year Agreement on Cultural Heritage Protection at the Cyprus Museum, June 14, 2022. Photo by Jessie Bryson
By Jessie Bryson U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus (ROC) Judith Garber and the ROC’s Permanent Secretary of Transport, Communications, and Works Stavros Michael signed the first bilateral agreement on cultural heritage protection, June 14. Intended to strengthen joint efforts to abolish the illicit trafficking of cultural antiquities and...
Global Community Liaison Office staff members speak to individuals from the Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies and human resource representatives from the Bahrain Ministry of Foreign Affairs, June 15. Image by Mahmood Ahmed
By Linda McMullen Embassy Manama has worked closely with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) for more than 50 years. In October 2021, the embassy enhanced this relationship by collaborating with the Mohamed bin Mubarak Al Khalifa Academy for Diplomatic Studies (MBMA)—the Bahraini MFA’s Foreign Service Institute-equivalent—on...
Consul General Lisa Heller (right) extracts honey from Mission China’s first apiary, with support from Strategic Content Coordination Director Caleb Portnoy (left). Photo by Jing Chen
By Leslie Mongin Confronting the climate crisis can seem daunting on an individual level, but the Green Team at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou is proving that communities can take everyday actions to make a difference. Over the last year, the Green Team, in coordination with the facilities staff,...
Embassy Phnom Penh celebrates winning the Mekong Friendship Cup in Vientiane, June 19. Photo by Tbecks Media
By Andrew Herrmann and Gaetan Damberg-Ott During the Juneteenth holiday weekend, more than 400 players, supporters, friends, and family members gathered in Ho Chi Minh City for the 12th Mekong Friendship Cup, a regional soccer tournament for U.S. Missions in mainland Southeast Asia.   The teams kicked off activities on a hot...