Baseball legend spreads goodwill

The Department of State’s U.S. Diplomacy Center, along with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Sports Diplomacy office and Exchange Programs office, proudly hosted legendary Baltimore Orioles Hall of Famer Cal Ripken Jr....
Center: Consul General Robert Silberstein stands with six enthusiastic 2019 interns and (third from left) Human Resources Supervisor Tehmina Maqbool. Photo by Narendar Kumar

Interns promote opportunity at ConGen Karachi

By Brian Kressin The U.S. Consulate in Karachi’s internship program, which just finished its second year, was a first for Mission Pakistan. Once the consulate received approval in the spring of 2018, they reached out...
Front row, from left: Counselor T. Ulrich Brechbuhl and Ambassador Dan Smith, FSI director, join a reception with students of the inaugural One Team course in the Grove Atrium at FSI, Aug. 28. Photo by Caroline Agsten

Breaking down barriers and building cohesion

By John Berry This past July, the Department of State celebrated its 230th anniversary. As employees reflected upon the Department’s rich history, they also looked forward by rededicating themselves to their work, to their oaths...
In Memoriam

In Memoriam | October 2019

James F. Anderson, 98, died July 10, in McLean, Va. Anderson served in the U.S. Army Air Corps as a captain and navigator during World War II. He later joined the Department of State...

Icelandic leaders discuss disability rights in D.C.

Special Advisor Ann Cody from the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor welcomed leaders of the Icelandic disability forum, Öryrkjabandalag Íslands, ÖBÍ, Aug. 26. These leaders visited Washington and New York to learn...
Intel partners with the Department to provide girls in the Women in Science program with an education in robotics, drones and app development. Photo courtesy of Girl Up

Embracing Disruption

By Megan Soller Stories of innovative disruption from across the economy is a common discussion point in today’s tech-driven society. From transportation to lodging to retail, it can seem like no sector is safe from...

Cultural concert series continues at HST

The Foreign Affairs Recreation Association (FARA) and State of the Arts Cultural Series sponsored a musical concert in the Dean Acheson Auditorium directed by Dr. Sonya Suhnhee Kim, Aug. 21. Lyric-dramatic baritone Thomas Beard...

Embassy Rabat supports sustainable housing competition

Members of InterHouse—a joint U.S.-Moroccan student team from the Colorado School of Mines, Cadi Ayyad University and the School of Industrial Management—survey construction of their net-zero-energy house prototype that was showcased during the 2019...

Embassy Bangladesh distributes school uniforms

As part of Chevron Bangladesh’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) partnership with the Dhaka Ladies Club, Ambassador Earl R. Miller together with Bangladesh Foreign Minister AK Abdul Momen and Chevron Bangladesh President Neil Menzies distributed...
Through the Feds Feed Families program, staff at the El Paso Passport Agency collected nearly 250 pounds of food, which was donated to El Paso Fights Hunger who cooked meals for victims and their families in the days following the attack in El Paso, Texas. Photo by Anna Sanchez-Perea

El Paso Passport Agency supports community

By Joshua Smith In the wake of tragedy, the strength of a community rises. After the Aug. 3 domestic terror attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, many residents felt a collective need to spring...

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