Emerging Leaders

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate school of Harvard University in Boston, Mass. However, HBS transitioned the 2020 education program developed for the Department of State to a virtual platform.
By Yomaris Macdonald, Keith Easter, and J. Nathan Bland A group of 49 Department of State Civil and Foreign Service employees is...

Digital Design

By Andy Blackmore and Chris Johnson The design and construction industry has long relied on printed drawings as the...

Secure Transition

Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) special agents on the Mobile Security Deployments Team speak with Acting Assistant Secretary Todd Brown (right center) and Acting Director of DSS Carlos Matus (left center) at Department of State headquarters prior to the beginning of the Inauguration ceremony, Jan. 20. State Department photo
Opening photo: Diplomatic Security Service (DSS) special agents on the Mobile Security Deployments Team speak with Acting Assistant Secretary Todd Brown...

Dose of Hope

By Mikala Y. Williams

Leading the Way

Members of the Transition Center team gather for an annual photo on the lawn of the Foreign Service Institute, 2019. As of March 2020, Director Ray Leki (center holding rake) leads the team with virtual meetings twice weekly via Zoom. Photo by Michael Mateos
Opening photo: Members of the Transition Center team gather for an annual photo on the lawn of the Foreign Service Institute,...

Valuable Experience

By Samantha Schwartz  As the coronavirus spread throughout the country last March, most universities across the United States...

Concluding with Dignity

ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen Chengdu
ConGen Chengdu’s American staff thanked the city of Chengdu on the final day of consulate operations, July 27, 2020. Photo by ConGen...

Online to Real World

By Alicia Carter When Dan Sheerin, 61, began interning at the Department of State in 1980, employees’ use of...

Paid Parental Leave

By Amanda J. Richard  In December 2019, Director General of the Foreign Service and...

U.S. Support for Nuclear Technology

U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA's) laboratories in Seibersdorf, Austria, together with other Vienna-based ambassadors, June 2019. Photo by Dean Calma
Opening Photo: U.S. Ambassador Jackie Wolcott (center right, hands raised) receives a tour of the LINAC (linear accelerator) facility at the...