ILO Director-General David A. Morse receives the 1969 Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the ILO from Aase Lionaes, chairman of the Nobel Committee of the Norwegian Parliament, in the Aula of the University of Oslo. Photo courtesy of ILO

History of Labor

By Thomas Whitney October 29 marked 100 years since the United States hosted the first International Labor Conference (ILC), the annual high-level meeting of the International Labor Organization (ILO) held in Washington. The Treaty of Versailles,...

Highlighting Heroes

From left: Forbes Slater; Ambassador Daniel Smith, director of FSI; Elizabeth “Lizzie” Slater; Secretary of State Michael Pompeo; DGHR Carol Z. Perez; and Charlie Slater, a retired Foreign Service officer stand for an official...

Jefferson Science Fellow lectures on smart cities and technology

Current Jefferson Science Fellow (JSF) Dr. Elizabeth Smela presented a lecture, “Smart Cities and Their Technologies: An introduction to smart cities and the technologies needed to implement them,” to department employees and guests, Oct....
Team Darnasol was a collaboration between the University of Maryland-College Park and Al Akhawayn University in Ifrane, Morocco. Team Darnasol members work on their submission which placed second in the Market Appeal Contest. Photo by Yassine Ameur

Embassy Rabat participates in first Solar Decathlon Africa

By Sacha Fraiture Teams from four American universities—the Colorado School of Mines, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Seattle University and the University of Maryland—joined 44 Moroccan, European and Sub-Saharan African universities at the first-ever Solar Decathlon Africa,...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam | November 2019

Barbara L. Dorset, 89, died Aug. 6, in Sarasota, Fla. Dorset began her career with the U.S. Army at the Pentagon and then worked at the CIA. With the United States Information Agency she...
Retirements

Retirements | November 2019

Civil ServiceCallahan, Sandra K.Gholson, Wanda D.Haycook, Stephan E.Heintzelman IV, Harry L.Hite, John M.Kraft, Ned O.Levchenko, Igor I.Melendres, Teresa R.Moon, Seung D.Mullen, Steven J.Pittarelli, Patricia Ray Bland, Billie A.Shenderey, AsyaSparrow-Walker, Michelle YWilson, Dana C. Foreign ServiceAndrew, Robert...

The NBA makes history in India

Last month, the U.S. Mission in India joined sports fans in welcoming the National Basketball Association to Mumbai for its first-ever pre-season games in India. U.S. Ambassador to India Kenneth I. Juster celebrated the...

Veterans@State sponsors CFC event

Deputy Assistant Secretary Philippe Lussier, who serves as senior liaison to Veterans@State, speaks with a charity representative at the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Veterans’ Charity Fair, Nov. 8. The CFC Veterans’ Charity Fair, sponsored...
A child—an employee family member—plants a flag on the lawn of the Embassy Addis Ababa compound in honor of the victims of 9/11. Photo by Robyn Kriel

Addis Ababa community plants flags for remembrance

By Chanh Nguyen and Robyn Lin-Justiniano The idea was a simple one. Anyone from the U.S. Embassy community who walked a lap around the Addis Ababa compound could plant a small American flag on the...

CLO coordinators attend training in Peru

The Family Liaison Office (FLO) offers several Community Liaison Office (CLO) trainings throughout the year in regions around the world. Most recently, 25 CLO coordinators and assistant CLO coordinators completed a training event in...

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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.