Appointments

Appointments | February 2020

Stephen E. Biegun - Deputy Secretary of State Stephen E. Biegun of Michigan is the new Deputy Secretary of State. Previously Biegun served as the U.S. Special Representative for North Korea. Biegun has three decades...

Sharing eco-awareness with Indonesian students

Eco-Z camp, a three-day environmental workshop for Indonesian high school students in Mamuju, helps students identify and propose solutions to environmental problems within their schools. Indonesian Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) alumnus Rifai...
This larger-than-life iguana statue is a famous Guayaquil city landmark, commissioned by the municipality to commemorate the animal. It was erected out of mosaic tile by artist Juan Marcelo Sánchez. Photo by talalbakr25

Unexpected Iguanas

By Julia C. Mellin Opening its eyes for the first time, the newborn green iguana took in its surroundings: more than seven acres of rolling hills, a small forest of Ecuador’s native trees, and dozens...
Exercise directors meet with role players during the exercise to answer their questions. Photo by Judy Emmert

Collaborating for a Safer America

By Lynda Kasonde Every minute federal, state, and local agencies are working to protect nearly 330 million people in the United States and active shooter drills have come to the forefront of emergency preparedness training...
EFM Elisa Sanwick teaches a cooking class at her post in Mexico City. Photo by Linsey Pizzulo

Creating Opportunity

By Leah Evans Eligible family members (EFMs) often face the challenge of finding meaningful employment while posted abroad. Challenges can include lack of a bilateral work agreement, limited number of available embassy jobs, and difficulty finding...
A Ruby XLHD Handheld Magnifier, a digital magnification device that also allows for color filtration for individuals with visual impairments, sits on top of architecture plans for the new Access Center. Photo by Heidi Howland

Accessibility Solutions

By David Conner The Bureau of Human Resources’ Office of Accessibility and Accommodations (HR/OAA) will soon open the Department of State’s new Access Center, a facility that provides cutting-edge, effective assistive technology solutions to Department...

Barcelona CG participates in diplomacy master class

Consul General Robert Riley delivered remarks on the role of diplomacy in the modern world to more than 100 undergraduate students who are studying for degrees in Global Governance, Economics, and Law at the...
Retirements

Retirements | February 2020

Civil Service Adams, Ronald M.Atayi, Solomon A.Bowling, Alison M.Brown, VerleneCaswell, Martin A.Deveaux, Sheila H.Diab, AwatifDuckett, Charlotte W.Edmondson, Susan H.Fuentes, VeronicaGarrett, Edwin G.Grady, VickiGraham, CatherineGrisby, Darrell W.Harmon-Meyers, Mildred J.Harnish, Leslie A.Holly, Rene M.Kamdar, Minar N.Kidane, AssefaKrutzky...

Embassy Freetown wears orange

Ambassador Maria Brewer and Embassy Freetown, Sierra Leone, staff showed their support for “16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence” by wearing orange, Dec. 6. The color is symbolic of hope, in this case...

Embassy Dakar engages Senegalese influencers

The Public Affairs Section (PAS) at Embassy Dakar hosted a roundtable discussion with Senegal’s top social media influencers, activists, and professionals, Dec. 11. The discussion centered on the role that influencers play in Senegalese...

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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 Monica Skinner. Skinner smiles on the right.