Generational Shift

By Scott B. Winton and Flory Yazmin Ore First-generation college students and Political Officers Scott Winton (far right) and Wesley Collins (far left) stand with...

Beyond Guadalcanal

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (left) poses with descendants of Solomon Islanders Eroni Kumana (center) and Biuku Gasa (right), to whom she presented medals, Aug. 7....

Equity Equation

An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha
An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and...

Promoting Peace

The personnel of the Civilian Observer Unit, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Multinational Force and Observers
The personnel of the Civilian Observer Unit, 2022. Photo courtesy of the Multinational Force and Observers By Sean Lane Near the southern tip of the Sinai...

Knowledge Power 

A panel discussion at the fourth anti-trafficking in persons conclave in Ranchi, in the state of Jharkhand of India, March 27, 2015. The conclave brought together 275 delegates representing civil society, law enforcement, and local government from India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Burma, and the United States. At the end of the conclave, the Jharkhand state government announced new legislation to ensure the registration of domestic-labor placement agencies and to require that the proceeds from the property of convicted traffickers could be used to help their victims. Photo by Amit Bhatt
By Eric Chu  For ten days each year in September or October, the city of Kolkata, in the state of West Bengal, India, celebrates Durga...

Diplomatic Engine Room

Watch and Crisis Management Officers, from left: Chukwudi Nwadibia, Jasmine Lopez, Lauren O’Doherty, Emily Yu, and Hermes Grullon, who participated in the Pickering Fellowship, stand outside the remodeled Operations Center, August 2022. Photo courtesy of Iris22 Productions
Watch and Crisis Management Officers, from left: Chukwudi Nwadibia, Jasmine Lopez, Lauren O’Doherty, Emily Yu, and Hermes Grullon, who participated in the Pickering Fellowship,...

The Conflict Observatory

By Natasha Christensen, Susan Wolfinbarger, and Jason Lapadula  In the days leading up to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Feb. 24, the Kremlin’s rhetoric unveiled...

Taking Action

Misawa City mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama (right) and Consul General Andrew Lee (left) visit the newly constructed solar field at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June 8. The facility is part of a $206 million initiative that will ultimately generate up to 80% of the joint-service installation’s energy needs, reducing demands on the local community’s power grid. Photo by Leon Redfern
Misawa City Mayor Yoshinori Kohiyama (right) and Consul General Andrew Lee (left) visit the newly constructed solar field at Misawa Air Base, Japan, June...

Engaged Organization

The Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies hosted a cultural event featuring various performers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 2018. State Department photo
The Hispanic Employee Council of Foreign Affairs Agencies hosted a cultural event featuring various performers in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Oct. 12, 2018....

Channeling Dissent

By Iris Kim and Betsy Lewis This year, the United States celebrates 50 years of bilateral ties with Bangladesh, which became an independent country in...