Flashback: March 1998

The contributions of women in society was the primary focus of State Magazine’s March 1998 issue. In addition to feature articles on International Women’s Day and the Office of Women’s Issues, the magazine highlighted...

ConGen Nuuk’s all-female team tackles Arctic challenges

An all-female country team takes on the challenges of the Arctic in the Department of State’s northernmost post—the U.S. Consulate in Nuuk, Greenland. The consulate reopened in 2020, reflecting a mutual desire to deepen...

Embassy Port of Spain brings football to at-risk youth for Diwali

The public affairs section at Embassy Port of Spain brought visiting Department of Homeland Security Investigations Special Agents Damón Foreman (center, black shirt) and Randal Hill (far center, white shirt) to teach the fundamentals...

Pan-African STEM program entertains and educates African youth

In 2020, U.S. NGO Peripheral Vision International (PVI) launched the pan-African science, technology, engineering, and mathematics show, N*Gen, in response to school closures due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The show’s goal of inspiring young people...

Mission Vietnam participates in excavation of missing persons

Mission Vietnam’s Defense Attaché Colonel Thomas Stevenson (left) and Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Chief Officer Holly Thomas (center) participate in excavation activities during the 145th Joint Field Activity, Nov. 28, 2021. This activity...

Youth ambassadors meet with senior Department official at Expo 2020 Dubai

Senior Official for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Jennifer Hall Godfrey (right) met with USA Pavilion youth ambassadors last November at Expo 2020 Dubai, the first World’s Fair ever held in the Middle East,...

Assistant Secretary prepares local cuisine with world renowned chef

Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Donald Lu (second from left) prepares plov—a rice dish—with world-renowned Uzbek chef Bahriddin Chustiy (far right) during his visit to Tashkent for the Strategic Partnership Dialogue,...
Afternoon sunlight illuminates a panoramic view of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Gulf of Naples. Photo by Boris Stroujko

Naples

Afternoon sunlight illuminates a panoramic view of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Gulf of Naples. Photo by Boris Stroujko panoramic view of Naples, Mount Vesuvius, and the Gulf of Naples. Photo by Boris Stroujko By...

Lingua Franca

By Marko Velikonja Every Foreign Service career is different, yet one experience remains shared among Foreign Service officers: the Foreign Service Institute’s (FSI’s) language test. Located on the fourth floor of Building F in the...
Stunning Panoramic View of Ottawa River and Parliament. Photo by Facto Photo

Professional Cadre

By Katherine Brucker Canada is a country of immigrants, and approximately 78 of the Mission Canada’s 140 locally employed (LE) staff members began their careers with the Department of State at one of 40 different...

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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 Michael Cunningham. Cunningham smiles on the right.