Reality Remix

By Alice Chang and Amanda Solomon During a recent virtual meeting, members of the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO) were sitting at their dining room tables, bedrooms, and home offices across the Washington region...
Former President Ronald Reagan talks with then-Ambassador to South Africa Edward J. Perkins at the White House, May 1987. Seated at right are Secretary of State George Shultz, U.S. National Security Adviser Frank Carlucci, and, at far right, National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Hank Cohen. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal

Warrior for Peace

By Stacy D. Williams Edward J. Perkins on patrol in Korea, 1947. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal The foreign affairs community lost one of the most revered Foreign Service figures in a generation, Nov....
An aerial view shows the city of Lomé, Togo. Photo by The EITI

Lomé

Opening photo: An aerial view shows the city of Lomé, Togo. Photo by The EITI By Harry Sullivan and Tiffany Miller A majestic waterfall is one of the many located in the mountain resort of Kpalime. Photo...
A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group

Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement

Opening photo: A Danish Demining Group deminer carefully extracts a landmine from the side of the mountain in Afghanistan. Photo courtesy of the Danish Demining Group By Stephanie L. Pico  Imagine yourself as a 6-year-old student...
Retirements

Retirements | April 2021

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Bilateral exercise helps secure regional stability

U.S. and Moroccan fighter jets flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean during “Lightning Handshake,” a bilateral maritime exercise involving U.S. and Moroccan armed forces, March 3. Morocco is a...

Seattle Passport Agency shares diverse stories

During Black History Month in February, Passport Specialist Yaneth Birch, a recent Pathways graduate, interviewed 12 Black women and shared their stories with her team at the Seattle Passport Agency. In March, in honor...
Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks at the 2021 International Women of Courage Awards virtual ceremony with First Lady Jill Biden at Department of State headquarters in Washington, March 8. Photo by Freddie Everett

Women of Courage quindecennial

By Katie Zitzer Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken hosted the 15th Annual International Women of Courage (IWOC) Award ceremony in Washington, March 8. Special remarks were delivered by First Lady Jill Biden, Ambassador to...

Ambassador tours educational facility in Timor-Leste

Embassy Dili’s American Corner welcomed Ambassador Kevin Blackstone, March 1, where he toured the facility and was introduced to group leaders who explained why they volunteer and what their teams do. Locally known as...

Ambassador welcomes students in Abidjan

During a ceremony at Lycee Mamie Fatai in Bingerville, a suburb of Abidjan—the capital of Côte d’Ivoire—Ambassador Richard Bell congratulated graduates of the English Access Microscholarship Program, March 2. He also welcomed the newest...

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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, Elizabeth Latham. Latham smiles on the right.