Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (center, left) pays respects to the victims of the Armenian Genocide at the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute in Yerevan, Armenia, Sept. 18. Photo by David Hakobyan
By Jen McAndrew U.S. Embassy Yerevan welcomed a U.S. congressional delegation led by Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to Armenia, Sept. 17-19. Speaker Pelosi is the highest-ranking U.S. official ever to visit the country. The speaker was joined by Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Rep....
The Federal Benefits Open Season runs Nov. 14-Dec. 12, offering eligible employees an opportunity to enroll, change plans or plan options, change enrollment type, or cancel their enrollment for the following: Federal Employees Health Benefits Program, Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program, and the Federal Flexible Spending Account...
The U.S. Mission to New Zealand hosted a reception, Sept. 7, for more than 40 local entrepreneurs, creative sector founders, business advisors, startup founders, and venture capitalists—many with U.S. business ties or looking to increase their ties to the United States.  The event promoted the success of the SelectUSA...
U.S. Ambassador to the Philippines MaryKay Carlson (center, right of artwork) attends the unveiling of Ernesto Dul-Yang’s wood carving, “The Surrender of General Tomoyuki Yamashita,” at the Baguio Museum during her first visit to Baguio City, Sept. 1-3. At the event, she announced the Ambassadors’ Fund for Cultural Preservation...
The U.S. Department of State-USAID tennis team met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Aug. 15, to celebrate their first-place finish in the 2021 Departmental Tennis League (DTL) “A” division, with a record of 38 wins and 4 losses. DTL is a summer tennis league for federal government employees,...
The U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (USOSCE) co-hosted a panel discussion at the Warsaw Human Dimension Conference, Sept. 27, on Russia’s war of aggression against Ukraine and the need to promote accountability. Representatives from the European Union Mission, its member states, and the...
The November 1992 cover of State Magazine references the pressing issue (at the time) of “going metric.” In 1988, Congress enacted a law that said metric was the way to go “as the preferred system of weights and measures for U.S. trade and commerce” and implementation of the metric...
Afro-Colombian students of the 100K Strong in the Americas project, Diaspora Connect, visited the U.S. Department of State, Sept. 13, during their exchange program with Howard University in Washington. This 100K Strong partnership between Universidad del Valle (Cali), Universidad Tecnológica del Chocó (Quibdó), and Howard University promotes policy priorities...
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski (back wall, fourth from right) and guests welcomed YouTube global Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki (back wall, fifth from right), May 4. Photo by Karolina Gontarek
By Madison Krstich A month after submitting his credentials, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski launched the Businessperson/Statesperson Speaker Series, centered around the notion that business leaders of today have unique insights to share. Invited guests have included a diverse range of Polish and American businesspeople, entrepreneurs, investors, innovators, philanthropists,...
Embassy Ankara moved into a new campus in the Söğütözü business district, Aug. 29. The new embassy echoes regional traditions, while minimizing its impact on the local environment. Photo courtesy of Embassy Ankara
By Evan Lewis The U.S. embassy team in Ankara, Türkiye, bid farewell to their former embassy building in the Kavaklidere neighborhood and began operations at their new campus, Aug. 29. The new embassy is situated on a nine-acre site in the Söğütözü business district and supports the continued growth of...