DSS Greensboro Resident Office trains regional partners

By Angela French Special agents in dark suits and sunglasses drive black Suburbans through the city streets while unknown VIPs are hidden behind tinted windows. The men in black could be Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)...
Residents of the Philippines’ Malapascua island identify marine species in order to map new protected areas. Photo by Bea del Soccoro

Saving sharks and supporting rural economies in the Philippines

By Nicole Fox More than 100 million sharks are killed each year in what is now a billion-dollar industry. With the help of an organization funded by the United States, one Philippine municipality has made...
Members of the Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation pose for a picture. Photo by Lisa Marshall

Leading the frontline on all-government sanctions

By Tarek M. Fahmy The economic pressure campaign against the Iranian regime, nuclear weapons in North Korea, ruthless dictators in Venezuela, human rights violators in South Sudan and corruption in Russia are some of the...
IVLP Murrow participants enjoyed a full-day seminar at the Poynter Institute, where they examined trends, challenges and the future of media around the world. Photo by Ren LaForme

Journalists address responsibility in an age of disinformation

By Joshua Kreiser The Edward R. Murrow Program for Journalists convenes journalists from around the world to examine free and responsible reporting and to help those journalists build networks with media professionals in the United...
Ambassador Wanda Nesbitt of the Foreign Service Institute, Laura Gentile of espnW and Director of the Office of Civil Rights Gregory Smith at closing remarks on Women’s Equality Day. Photo by James Pan

Executive Women @ State celebrates Women’s Equality Day

By Nayab Khan The Department of State’s Executive Women @ State (EW@S) in collaboration with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) sponsored a program with espnW’s Senior Vice President Laura Gentile to celebrate...
Members of the Defense Attache Office, Public Affairs Office and Finance Office work on an Information Resource Management top-kit which provides OpenNet connectivity in the Cairns control room. Photo by Andrew Calvin

Mission Australia supports VPOTUS visit

By Marqui Neder Cairns is the gateway to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef and is located in the Far North Queensland region where rainforest meets modern city. It also became the base for U.S. Vice President...
Ambassador Mosbacher addresses the Women in Tech Summit, Nov. 27. Photo by Karolina Gontarek

GEW highlights entrepreneurial ecosystems around the world

Every year during Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW) in November, the Department of State celebrates entrepreneurship and innovative solutions to local challenges around the world. Since 2007, GEW has served as a platform for connection—engaging...
Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce gives remarks at the International Education Week kickoff event, Nov. 12. State Department photo

IEW promotes study abroad opportunities for students worldwide

By Nathan Arnold International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education to promote the benefits of worldwide international education and exchange programs. The...
OMS workshop participants gather at the home of Consul General Sean Stein. Photo by Alison Sierra

Mission China strengthens OMS professional development

By Zach Alger Last October, 17 Office Management Specialists (OMSs) from posts across broader China convened at U.S. Consulate General Shanghai for the third annual Greater China Office Management Specialist Workshop. Participants included OMSs from...
Children from the Embassy Kinshasa community share their artwork with U.S. Ambassador to the DRC Mike Hammer at his new residence. Photo by Suzanne Francis

Children’s art showcases Congolese-American friendship

By John Dunne Newly arrived to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Ambassador Mike Hammer and his wife Margret invited the embassy community to their residence for an exhibit featuring the art of Mission...

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