An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha

Equity Equation

An Optelec Traveler HD Electronic Video Magnifier displayed at the Access Center allows users to comfortably read magnified text via its unique slide and read mechanism. Photo by Ron Przysucha By Heidi Howland “o have a...
Embassy Ankara moved into a new campus in the Söğütözü business district, Aug. 29. The new embassy echoes regional traditions, while minimizing its impact on the local environment. Photo courtesy of Embassy Ankara

New embassy building symbolizes U.S.-Türkiye relationship

By Evan Lewis The U.S. embassy team in Ankara, Türkiye, bid farewell to their former embassy building in the Kavaklidere neighborhood and began operations at their new campus, Aug. 29. The new embassy is situated...

Ambassador participates in historic visit

In a landmark first visit by an American ambassador to the Garma Festival of Traditional Cultures, and her own first visit to the Northern Territory of Australia, Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (right) traveled to remote...

The Conflict Observatory

By Natasha Christensen, Susan Wolfinbarger, and Jason Lapadula  In the days leading up to Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Feb. 24, the Kremlin’s rhetoric unveiled a looming threat and an aggressor bent on violating the...
The skyline of Lusaka, Zambia. Photo by Africadventure

Lusaka

The skyline of Lusaka, Zambia. Photo by Africadventure By Julie Mellin and Anamaria Karrels  In August 2021, millions of Zambians went to the polls to participate in the country’s ninth general election since returning to multi-party...
Watch and Crisis Management Officers, from left: Chukwudi Nwadibia, Jasmine Lopez, Lauren O’Doherty, Emily Yu, and Hermes Grullon, who participated in the Pickering Fellowship, stand outside the remodeled Operations Center, August 2022. Photo courtesy of Iris22 Productions

Diplomatic Engine Room

Watch and Crisis Management Officers, from left: Chukwudi Nwadibia, Jasmine Lopez, Lauren O’Doherty, Emily Yu, and Hermes Grullon, who participated in the Pickering Fellowship, stand outside the remodeled Operations Center, August 2022. Photo courtesy...

Suriname Speaker’s Program hosts NASA engineer

The public diplomacy section at Embassy Paramaribo hosted NASA Engineer Z. Nagin Cox as part of a Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Speaker’s Program, Aug. 8-12. This event supported the section’s programming on...
Ambassador Mark Brzezinski (back wall, fourth from right) and guests welcomed YouTube global Chief Executive Officer Susan Wojcicki (back wall, fifth from right), May 4. Photo by Karolina Gontarek

Mission Poland speaker series advances U.S. policy goals

By Madison Krstich A month after submitting his credentials, U.S. Ambassador to Poland Mark Brzezinski launched the Businessperson/Statesperson Speaker Series, centered around the notion that business leaders of today have unique insights to share. Invited...

Beyond Guadalcanal

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy (left) poses with descendants of Solomon Islanders Eroni Kumana (center) and Biuku Gasa (right), to whom she presented medals, Aug. 7. State Department photo By Jason Raskin The arrival of thousands of U.S....
Retirements

Retirements | October 2022

Civil Service Allridge, Nayda R.Al-Mahdi, Ibrahim K.Barnes IV, James M.Benham, Renate M.Booth, Sherry L.Burton, BarbaraButts, Gerald C.Carhart Jr., Robert N.Chaisson, Karen M.Claytor, Martin J.Fijn Van Draat, Jenny E.Gomez, Berta M.Hadrick, Susan D.Hopkins, Robert L.Jarvis, Geucileia...

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