A lead reporter from the Korean Broadcasting service does a standing interview during a rally in Exeter, N.H. Photo by Caroline Savage

GPA Foreign Press Centers show U.S. elections to the world

By Katie Reedy  The quadrennial U.S. presidential elections are the cornerstone of American democracy and an example for the world. The Foreign Press Centers (FPC) capitalize on this election cycle by building a year-long slate...
A DSS art exhibit attendee views the works of Morrie Turner, a Tuskegee Airmen mechanic during World War II, who learned cartooning via a correspondence course. His mentor, “Peanuts” cartoonist Charles Schulz, encouraged him to create “Wee Pals,” the first American syndicated strip with an integrated cast of characters. State Department photo

DSS hosts art exhibition celebrating African American History Month

By Barbara Gleason Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) staffers had a unique opportunity to view the works of well-known African-American artists in commemoration of National African-American History Month at DSS headquarters in Arlington, Va., Feb. 18-21....
Members of the Reginald Golden Singers gospel ensemble perform during the First American Gospel Festival in Jerusalem, Feb. 6. Photo by Matty Stern

Gospel music connects diverse Israeli populations

By Polina Levy Eskenazi Embassy Jerusalem’s Public Diplomacy section designed a unique Black History Month program featuring the Reginald Golden Singers gospel ensemble, which visited Israel through the Bureau of Educational Affairs Arts Envoy program....
Nurses at the 2020 MED CNE participate in a trauma simulation. Photo by Marian Thwaites

MED nurses and providers participate in a continuing education program

By Anna Lason The Bureau of Medical Services (MED) safeguards and promotes the health and well-being of America’s diplomatic community and facilitates the diplomatic efforts of the Department of State. MED has more than 700...
Under Secretary for Management Brian Bulatao (center), Director Jim Schwab (center right), and Deputy Director Janice deGarmo (center left) join Team Cfa to celebrate the launch of the Center for Analytics at the Data for Diplomacy 2020 event, Jan. 16. Photo by Erica Bostrom

The Department launches the Center for Analytics

By Janice deGarmo Business and policy leaders today increasingly turn to analytics for help in solving their most complex problems. In an age of information overload, only those who can leverage data as a strategic asset can win. The...
Staff Sergeant Christopher Liu (far left), who serves as a civil-military support element medical sergeant for Embassy Dhaka’s U.S. Indo-Pacific Command Augmentation Team, demonstrates the proper application of a tourniquet during the Medical First Responder Seminar, Jan. 5, 2020. Photo by Mary Rosary Buchanan

First responder training shows positive results in Bangladesh

By John Sanders and Kevin Dolliver Since 2014, the Department of State’s Bureau for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) has funded the Embassy Dhaka Medical First Responder Seminar (MFRS), a training program for Bangladeshi...
Thirteen of the 14 Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) graduates celebrate with SES CDP staff, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe A. Lussier (third from left), and Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez (center, gray jacket) after the graduation ceremony in the Burns Auditorium, Jan. 17. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Department encourages diversity among leadership

By Jameela Raja Akbari The Department of State’s Senior Executive Service Candidate Development Program (SES CDP) held a graduation ceremony for its most recent participants in the Burns Auditorium of the Harry S. Truman Building,...
Ambassador Arthur B. Culvahouse Jr. (right) meets with emergency management personnel at the Victorian State Coordination Center, Jan. 2020. Photo by Nicola Taylor

Unbreakable allies fight fires down under

By Tim Johnson Confronted by its worst bushfire season in decades, Australia has faced an unprecedented loss of human life, wildlife, and property, hazardous smoke, violent weather, and extreme heat beginning in the summer of...
WiSci (Women in Science) campers spend their last full day at camp exploring Tallinn’s Old Town. Photo by Julia Smart

WiSci STEAM Camp for Girls inspires innovation-driven careers

By Julia Smart Through the Department of State’s Office of Global Partnerships and Girl Up, an initiative of the United Nations Foundation, Embassy Tallinn collaborated with Embassies Warsaw, Riga, and Tbilisi to host a two-week...
From left, front row: Economic Officer Jorge Banavides from Embassy Pretoria, Information Management Specialist Jason Truax, and Information Security Service Officer Chickelle Woody provide a presentation on cybersecurity to the Cape Academy of Math, Science and Technology in the Western Cape Province. Photo by Angie Naidu

Promoting cybersecurity awareness in South Africa

By Chickelle Woody The U.S. Mission to South Africa conducted outreach through a collaborative campaign that focused on providing cybersecurity awareness to the local government, students at universities and high schools, and NGOs in the...

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