Embassy partners with Special Olympics to bolster solidarity in Burkina Faso

Embassy Ouagadougou recently partnered with Burkina Faso’s Special Olympics Committee on an eighteen-month campaign to promote inclusion of individuals with disabilities through sports. The campaign will introduce Burkinabé journalists and other media influencers to...

Consulate General Melbourne dedicates “Hall of Heroes” for Black History Month

In recognition of Black History Month, Consulate General Melbourne rededicated its consular waiting room as the “Hall of Heroes,” Feb. 12, where commissioned portraits of American civil rights leaders Ruby Bridges, James Farmer, Rosa...
Attendees at the Veteran Employment Information Fair absorb information from a booth at the event. Photo by Luis A. Jimenez Jr.

Department of State Veteran Employment Information Fair

The second annual Veteran Employee Information Fair, April 16, was sponsored by the Bureau of Human Resources’ Office of Civil Service Human Resource Management (CSHRM). The event provided information about leave and retirement, services...
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VSFS Program delivers talent and expertise

Photo Illustration by Amanda J. Richard | For the past 10 years, eDiplomacy’s Virtual Student Federal Service (VSFS) program has invited U.S. university students to work with colleagues at the Department and across the...

Bilateral exercise helps secure regional stability

U.S. and Moroccan fighter jets flew over the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean during “Lightning Handshake,” a bilateral maritime exercise involving U.S. and Moroccan armed forces, March 3. Morocco is a...

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...

EUR wellness days alleviate employee stress

In June, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) held two bureau-wide “Wellness Days” designed to relieve employees from the stress of their jobs to focus on their mental, emotional, and physical health....

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....

U.S. donates C-130 to Colombian Air Force

As a reflection of the long-standing partnership between the United States and Colombia, the U.S. Air Force donated a C-130H Hercules aircraft to the Colombian air force. The aircraft is a tactical airlift platform...
The Bureau of International Information Programs Diversity Working Group—partnering with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and the Department of State’s Disability Action Group—hosted the co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, John and Mark Cronin, March 5. The father-and-son entrepreneur team shared how they took John’s vision to market and now run a company with global recognition. Their company includes 39 employees, 23 of whom have disabilities.

Diversity team shares entrepreneurial success

The Bureau of International Information Programs Diversity Working Group—partnering with the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs and the Department of State’s Disability Action Group—hosted the...

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Making a Statement

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