Human Resources Officer Andre Jennings, center in blue jacket, and Human Resources Specialist Rhitu Shrestha, right of Jennings, host a training session on behalf of Embassy Kathmandu’s Diversity and Outreach Program with students at American Corner Surkhet. Photo by Hirdesh Kumar K.C.

Embassy Kathmandu develops innovative outreach efforts

By Andre Jennings Establishing a diversified workforce is a necessary goal for any organization that recognizes and values the advantages of expanding its organizational culture. The U.S. Embassy in Nepal has embraced the Department’s strategic...
Ambassador John Desrocher, center with pink tie, and his spouse, Karen Rose, to his right, pose for a photo with some of the members of the Algerian Higher School of Music and the Morehouse College Glee Club, after their final concert at the National Theatre of Algiers, Jan. 3, 2019. Photo by Farid Azira

EducationUSA hits high note in Algeria

By Suemayah Abu-Douleh Embassy Algiers recently collaborated with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the Algerian Higher School of Music (INSM) to present a concert tour by the Morehouse College Glee Club (MCGC). Due to...
After weekend-long protests and security restrictions in Port-au-Prince, Ambassador Sison, center in red jacket, and representatives from UN Women launch the international campaign, 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, on Nov. 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of Embassy Port-au-Prince

Female leadership team empowers Mission Haiti

By Jessica Slattery A sea anchor stabilizes boats in heavy weather, preventing the vessel from turning broadside and being overwhelmed by waves. In the past year, Mission Haiti has relied on its own metaphorical sea...
Attendees of a roundtable discussion on women in technology (from left) Rebecca Wanjiku, Stacey Ondimu, Demian Lamadrid, Jennifer Otieno, the Department’s acting CIO Karen Mummaw, Nekesa Were, Linda Lelei, Shiro Theuri, Freida Mati, Wanja Kimandi, Lysa Giuliano and Selam Emiru pose for a picture in front of the iHub entrepreneurship and innovation center on Dec. 7, 2018. Photo by Benson Mutahi

State CIO leads women’s technology roundtable in Nairobi

By Selam Emiru Last December, the Department’s acting CIO Karen Mummaw along with members of Embassy Nairobi’s Information Resource Management (IRM) team visited iHub, an entrepreneurship and innovation center. The team participated in a roundtable...
OMS workshop participants gather at the home of Consul General Sean Stein. Photo by Alison Sierra

Mission China strengthens OMS professional development

By Zach Alger Last October, 17 Office Management Specialists (OMSs) from posts across broader China convened at U.S. Consulate General Shanghai for the third annual Greater China Office Management Specialist Workshop. Participants included OMSs from...
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce gives remarks at the International Education Week kickoff event, Nov. 12. State Department photo

IEW promotes study abroad opportunities for students worldwide

By Nathan Arnold International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote the benefits of worldwide international education and exchange programs. The...
Ambassador Mosbacher addresses the Women in Tech Summit, Nov. 27. Photo by Karolina Gontarek

GEW highlights entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world

Every year during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in November, the Department of State celebrates entrepreneurship and innovative solutions to local challenges around the world. Since 2007, GEW has served as a platform for connection—engaging...
Members of the Defense Attache Office, Public Affairs Office and Finance Office work on an Information Resource Management top-kit which provides OpenNet connectivity in the Cairns control room. Photo by Andrew Calvin

Mission Australia supports VPOTUS visit

By Marqui Neder Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is located in the Far North Queensland region where rainforest meets modern city. It also became the base for U.S. Vice President...
Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt of the Foreign Service Institute, Laura Gentile of espnW and Director of the Office of Civil Rights Gregory Smith at closing remarks on Women’s Equality Day. Photo by James Pan

Executive Women @ State celebrates Women’s Equality Day

By Nayab Khan The Department of State’s Executive Women @ State ([email protected]) in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) sponsored a program with espnW’s Senior Vice President Laura Gentile to celebrate...
IVLP Murrow participants enjoyed a full-day seminar at the Poynter Institute, where they examined trends, challenges and the future of media around the world. Photo by Ren LaForme

Journalists address responsibility in an age of disinformation

By Joshua Kreiser The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists convenes journalists from around the world to examine free and responsible reporting and to help those journalists build networks with media professionals in the United...

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