Paid Parental Leave

By Amanda J. Richard  In December 2019, Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Global Talent Carol Z. Perez announced the president’s signing of new legislation, the Federal Employee Paid Leave Act (FEPLA),...

FSI launches new learning management system

By L. David Tigreros, PMP, CISSP The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) announced the launch of FSiLearn, the Department of State’s newest online learning platform, Nov. 9, 2020. FSiLearn boasts a robust suite of tools and...
A panoramic view of the historical center of Minsk. Photo by karp5


By Jeffrey Cole Belarus—strategically located between the European Union to the west, Russia to the east, and Ukraine to the south—is a country in transition. Since the fraudulent presidential election, Aug. 9, 2020, a longtime...
The Global Engagement Center’s technology Testbed has been used to research a wide gamut of technologies, including Harmony Square, a counter-disinformation game. Photo by Sam Stewart

Global Engagement Center game counters foreign disinformation

By Patricia Watts  Of all the tools and techniques available to counter the effects of foreign disinformation and propaganda, a well-engineered video game may be among the most effective.   In early November, the U.S. Global Engagement...

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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 Pablo Paganini. Paganini smiles on the right.