The project team, shown here at a souk in Doha, undertook a multiyear effort to acquire the NEC site in a new Diplomatic Quarter of Doha, Qatar. Photo by Faisal Madi

Department acquires site in Doha for new embassy

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations recently completed the acquisition of a New Embassy Compound (NEC) site in Doha, Qatar. The project team, shown here at a souk in Doha, undertook a multiyear effort...
Youth leaders from 13 English speaking Caribbean countries met, May 21-23, in Barbados for a week of intensive training in peer-led drug prevention programs. Photo courtesy of the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs

Youth drug prevention program developed in Caribbean

Youth leaders from 13 English speaking Caribbean countries met, May 21-23, in Barbados for a week of intensive training in peer-led drug prevention programs. Topics covered included leadership skill development and the nature of...
Students visit the Nile Explorer, designed by 2019 PDAA Award Winner Niles Cole, in Uganda. Photo courtesy of Embassy Kampala

2019 PDAA Award Winner invests in human development

Each year, the Public Diplomacy Association of America (PDAA) awards individuals who have demonstrated their ability to provide creative programming, and exhibit strong leadership skills and innovative solutions to pressing social needs. One of...
The first place winner of the DSS poster contest, Cameron, age 15, is shown working on her poster titled “P@$$w0rd Un$3cur1ty.” Photo courtesy of Audrey C.

DSS poster contest highlights young artists

As part of this year’s Take Your Child to Work Day activities, the Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) launched a cyber poster contest for all children of Department personnel. Participants from the...
Yo-Yo Ma and students perform "The Visitor" at his visit to ConGen Nuevo Laredo. Photo by Ana Serrano.

Yo-Yo Ma plays at U.S.-Mexico border

World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma played at the U.S.-Mexico border as part of his Bach Project, which features community-oriented “Days of Action” showing how culture connects us. Ma chose the sister cities of Laredo, Texas,...
Attendees at the Veteran Employment Information Fair absorb information from a booth at the event. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Department of State Veteran Employment Information Fair

The second annual Veteran Employee Information Fair, April 16, was sponsored by the Bureau of Human Resources’ Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management (CSHRM). The event provided information about leave and retirement, services...
Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez celebrated with award winners at the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) awards ceremony, April 9. State Department photo

Human Resources Bureau Award celebration

Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources Carol Z. Perez celebrated with award winners at the Bureau of Human Resources (HR) awards ceremony, April 9. Perez opened the ceremony with...
Ghulam R. Khan, a locally employed staff member who served as a supervisory immigrant visa specialist at the U.S. Embassy Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, retired, Feb. 14, after 42 years of government service. Photo by Asad Abdulkarim

Visa specialist retires after 42 years of service

Ghulam R. Khan, a locally employed staff member who served as a supervisory immigrant visa specialist at the U.S. Embassy Riyadh in Saudi Arabia, retired, Feb. 14, after 42 years of government service. In...
OBO’s Director Tad Davis presented the Franklin award to representatives from 13 posts, in recognition of their superior performance in the program and their contribution to this life-saving mission. Photo by Dan Petersen

DriveCam Workshop reduces risk and saves lives

The Office of Safety, Health and Environmental Management in the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) coordinated a workshop for posts who participate in the Department of State’s event data recorder program. Vehicle event...
Moderated by Anya Creightney from the Library of Congress’ Poetry and Literature Center, the event featured authors Irene P. Mathieu, Jessica Mehta and Nina Murray who shared excerpts from their published works and spoke about their experiences being poets as cultural emissaries. Photo by Amanda J. Richard

Poets share excerpts, act as cultural emissaries

In honor of National Poetry Month, the Ralph J. Bunche Library in partnership with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, featured four women writers as part of their Speaker Series, April 22. Moderated...

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