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...

Assisting flood victims in Uzbekistan

U.S Ambassador to Uzbekistan Daniel Rosenblum participated in the handover of an assistance package for flood victims worth more than $11,000 from the U.S. NGO, Spirit of America, May 5. At the request of...

Speaker series returns hosting disability rights advocate

The Ralph J. Bunche Library held its first virtual speaker series via WebEx, Sept. 22. The series hosted former-Department of State Special Advisor on International Disability Rights Judith Heumann, who discussed her decades-long role...

Sports program promotes dialogue between women in Israel

Sponsored by Embassy Jerusalem, the NGO Friendship League for Culture and Sports engages religious and secular Jewish and Arabic women from all over Israel, in the team sport catchball. More than 800 women are...

NATO Allies combine forces for training exercises in Lithuania

The U.S. Army’s 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment traveled across the United States and Europe in January to arrive at their mission in Lithuania where NATO Allies welcomed them. The regiment is now established...
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...

OBO breaks ground on new embassy compound in Windhoek

The U.S. Ambassador to Namibia Lisa A. Johnson held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new Embassy Windhoek campus with Deputy Foreign Minister Jenelly Matundu and Windhoek Mayor Fransina Kahungu, July 23. The new embassy...

Artists’ stories provide a welcome activity for the people of Shanghai

The public affairs section at the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai hosted three artists, June 8, for a virtual event in honor of Pride Month called “Art Brings Beauty to Our World: SPACE 33...

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...

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