Blood drive highlights U.S.-Lebanon partnership

The U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon Dorothy C. Shea participated in a blood drive at Embassy Beirut, March 13. The embassy collected 25 units of blood to aid the local Red Cross, which is spearheading...

Ready Set Travel App assists with pre-departure planning

The Transition Center at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) launched a new app in October for employees who are heading overseas. The app—which is designed to be used under normal travel and work conditions—generates...

U.S. and The Bahamas sign air transport agreement

The United States and The Bahamas concluded an Open Skies Air Transport Agreement, Jan. 27. Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs Assistant Secretary Manisha Singh (first row, right) signed on behalf of the United...

Seattle Passport Agency celebrates African-American History Month

Joe Sygnatur and Rachel Alberstadt, passport specialists in the Bureau of Consular Affairs, stand next to a heritage display in the Seattle Passport Agency’s breakroom. Sygnatur and Alberstadt created the display in celebration of...

Tokyo PAO sponsors skating clinic

As part of its Go for Gold campaign, the Public Affairs Section in Tokyo sponsored a skate clinic and speaking program with 2010 Olympic figure skating gold medalist Evan Lysacek, Feb. 20. Held at...
To celebrate the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Instagram debut, DSS Public Affairs launched a social media campaign called the Pic Ur Shot photo tournament, March 2. Assistant Secretary Michael Evanoff announced the campaign in a video shared on the Department’s intranet. In the DSS Pic Ur Shot tournament, photos that showcase the work of DSS will compete in four elimination rounds. Employees can vote for their favorites on the Pick Ur Shot Tournament page, and the final winning photo will be the first DSS Instagram post. Voting will continue through March 12 before the final photo is revealed. Photo courtesy of DSS

DSS social media campaign encourages employee engagement

To celebrate the Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) Instagram debut, DSS Public Affairs launched a social media campaign called the Pic Ur Shot photo tournament, March 2. Assistant Secretary Michael Evanoff announced the campaign in...

Jazz festival brings music exchange to Port-au-Prince

The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (PAPJazz 2020), which emphasizes the existence of true jazz, was a breath of fresh air during the 14th annual celebration, Jan. 18-25. During the festival, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti...

Manners Matter

Ambassador Robert Jackson (Ret.) (top left) assists participants during a hands-on exercise in a protocol class that he co-leads with Peggy Ward at the Foreign Service Institute. The course, MQ 116 Protocol and U.S....

Musical Diplomacy

The Brooklyn-based band, The Hunterones, toured Nigeria through a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs sponsored American Music Abroad program, Jan. 17-Feb. 2. The Huntertones, who take pride in the American musical traditions of...

Diversity and Inclusion Council hosts inaugural outreach event

Dr. Ray Crawford Jr., the chief of staff of executive outreach within the Federal Student Aid Office at the Department of Education, gives a presentation “Leveraging Diversity for a More Inclusive Workplace” in the...

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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 Pablo Paganini. Paganini smiles on the right.