Flashback | June 1978

The June 1978 edition (and 202nd issue) of the “Department of State Newsletter” belatedly acknowledged the publication’s 200th issue from two months prior. The issue’s cover art  celebrated the continued evolution of the publication,...

Ambassador meets with refugees and front-line responders of Ukraine crisis

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield (left) traveled to Moldova and Romania, April 4-5, where she met with refugees, as well as U.N. and government officials leading the frontline response to the...

Embassy Bujumbura promotes socio-economic empowerment

Ambassador Melanie Higgins (front, third from left) joined program participants at the Ministry of Gender and U.N. Population Fund in the official launch of the “Nje Mu Bandi” Center in Burundi, March 25. The...

Future Vision

By Heather McHugh In support of President Joe Biden’s Executive Order on Transforming Federal Customer Experience and Service Delivery to Rebuild Trust in the Government, the Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA) realized a major milestone,...
Retirements

Retirements | June 2022

Civil Service Bedi, Kristin T.Bennett, Bruce W.Berger, Kevin E.Bowlby, David L.Coker, Elizabeth A.Cook, Gaisha R.Feagans, Margaret W.Flynn, Keith F.Forte, Timothy S.Fuentes, Winnie J.Gallagher, Dennis J.Gillmore, Shirley J.Harvey, Kim M.Jones, Anthony T.Kardosh, Raghida Koutsis, Maude G.Lyew, Lloyd...
From left: Project Director for Overseas Buildings Operations James Cuilla, Qatar Director of the American Affairs Department Ambassador Essa Mohamed Al-Mannai, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, Director of Engineering and General Services Ambassador Ismail Ali Abdulla Al-Emadi, Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, and Michael Kowalski Procurement engineer and design manager at American International Contractors, Inc. break ground on the new embassy campus in Doha, May 9. Photo courtesy of Embassy Doha

OBO breaks ground on new U.S. embassy building in Doha

By Evan Lewis Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Brian McKeon, joined Chargé d’Affaires Ian McCary, May 9, for a groundbreaking ceremony marking the start of construction on the new U.S. embassy in...
The American Citizen Welcome Center was set up at the SPA Gloria Hotel in Przemysl, Poland. Photo by Adam Brock

Mission Poland welcomes Americans fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine

By Michele Giovia In the early hours of Feb. 24, 2022, Mission Poland’s American Citizen Welcome Center in the southeastern border town of Przemyśl received its first visitors—a family who had fled Ukraine as news...

The Office of Foreign Missions

By Mary Kate Godfrey, Carina Sarracino, and Aaron Yost With a clear congressional mandate, minimal staff, seven domestic locations, and the ability to positively influence the lives and working conditions of U.S. diplomats around the...

Ambassador meets with Japanese film writer and director

Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel (center) and his wife Amy Rule (left) congratulated Hamaguchi Ryusuke (second from left), director of the 2022 Oscar winning Best International Feature Film, “Drive My Car,” during his visit...

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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.