Diplomacy Across Borders

By Zennia Paganini One of the challenges for public diplomacy officers who must work outside of their host countries...

Resilient, Remarkable, and Resourceful

By Nayab Khan Department of State employees around the world continuously show remarkable resilience. Amidst a worldwide pandemic and...

GTM Diversity and Inclusion Unit

Illustration by Elisabeth Schettle
By Melissa Ledesma-Leese   To meet its diplomatic mission more effectively, the Department of State is working on a comprehensive...

Investing in People

Ambassador Stephanie S. Sullivan (center) joins participants at the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar. Photo courtesy of Embassy Ghana
By Jeannie Hindman In 1940, Nelson Rockefeller, coordinator of commercial and cultural affairs for the American Republics, initiated the...

TalentCare

By Lawrence Randolph Nothing is more important than the health, safety, and well-being of the more than 76,000 people...

Continuing Consular Service

By Pamela Hamblett and Norm Galimba It came out of nowhere, traversing the globe with alarming speed, and taking...

Passion Project

Stabilization Advisor Ian Arzeni (bottom row, left) gathers with skateboarding students following an afternoon session in Dar es Salaam, Nov. 9, 2019. Photo by Sophie Neumann
By Mark Schaver Not the wedding they were expecting, Stabilization Advisor and his wife Sophie Neumann, are shown...

The ADA at 30

Ben Sides, the Disability Action Group’s communications officer and Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) special agent, is shown in front of the DS Chicago Field Office in late 2018. Sides uses an above knee prosthetic for his daily work and appreciates the accommodations provided under the ADA. Photo by Jeff Johnson
Ben Sides, the Disability Action Group’s communications officer and Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) special agent, is shown in front of...

International Disability Rights

The International Disability Rights policy team includes, from left: Foreign Affairs Officer Lynne Madnick, Special Advisor Ann Cody, and Foreign Affairs Officer Charlie Kellett. Photo by Robin Smith
By Charlie Kellett Disability rights are human rights. As the United Nations’ (U.N.) Universal Declaration of Human Rights states,...

Removing Barriers

The U.N. Security Council Resolution 2475 on Persons with Disabilities in Armed Conflict was adopted unanimously at the vote and session, June 2019. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Mission to the United Nations
By Sofija Korac The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which celebrates its 30th anniversary July 26, prohibits discrimination through...