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Institutional Evolution

By Stacy D. Williams Institutional change may seem daunting, but with staff dedicated to addressing systemic challenges that have left valuable employees behind, positive change can ensue. The Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) Diversity...

Diplomacy Across Borders

By Zennia Paganini One of the challenges for public diplomacy officers who must work outside of their host countries due to conflict and crises is walking those “last 3 feet” when it is hard to...
Protocol assistants and clerks on their final day of training in the 2019 Protocol Assistant Workshop, held at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Va., Sep. 20, 2019. Photo by John-Paul Schutz

The Fine Art and Science of Diplomacy

By Kimberley Morgan Salmon Although “protocol” is a system of rules that explain the correct conduct and procedures to be followed in formal situations, events rarely go as planned. This leaves the typical diplomatic protocol...

Expanding the Diplomatic Platform of Resilience

By Dave Shaffer and Peter Brukx With more than 20,000 buildings in nearly 289 different locations, the Department of State has a global platform to highlight sustainability and resilience practices that showcase American innovation and promote conservation and efficiency. The Greening Diplomacy...

ConGen Karachi celebrates holiday with Pakistani culinary traditions

In celebration of Eid al-Adha, the U.S. Consulate General in Karachi celebrated by introducing Consul General Rob Silberstein and public affairs colleagues to traditional Pakistani barbeque techniques, including chicken, beef, and mutton kabobs. The...

Embassy Warsaw DCM marks anniversary of Warsaw Uprising

Embassy Warsaw’s Deputy Chief of Mission Bix Aliu (right) laid a wreath at the Monument to the Warsaw Uprising in honor of Poles who gave their lives 76 years ago in the fight for...

Embassy Kolonia co-hosts awareness walk

In commemoration of World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Embassy Kolonia partnered with the International Organization for Migration and the Federated States of Micronesia’s (FSM) Department of Justice on a community awareness walk in...

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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 Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.