In order to streamline the frustrating experience of resetting a forgotten password, the Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) has launched a new service called Self-Service Password Reset (SSPR). SSPR can help in quickly creating a new password without physical assistance from another Department of State employee. To get started,...
The October 1966 issue highlighted the burgeoning role of computers in foreign affairs statistical analysis. The feature article examined the Department of State’s potential adoption of then-cutting edge hardware into its workflow, encouraging agencies to “investigate those computer applications which are central and integral to its basic programs.”  State Magazine...
Ambassador John Desrocher, center with pink tie, and his spouse, Karen Rose, to his right, pose for a photo with some of the members of the Algerian Higher School of Music and the Morehouse College Glee Club, after their final concert at the National Theatre of Algiers, Jan. 3, 2019. Photo by Farid Azira
By Suemayah Abu-Douleh Embassy Algiers recently collaborated with the Algerian Ministry of Culture and the Algerian Higher School of Music (INSM) to present a concert tour by the Morehouse College Glee Club (MCGC). Due to a public-private partnership between Embassy Algiers, Coca-Cola, MediAlgeriA and Pizza Hut, the MCGC and INSM...
A $50,000 grant funded by the Department of State and administered by the U.S. Forest Service is helping the village of Moata’a restore its renowned mangroves. The village logo reads “Your Village, Your Identity,” with the village motto “As Fiery/Fierce as a Mangrove,” accompanied by a rooster and the...
The Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival (PAPJazz 2020), which emphasizes the existence of true jazz, was a breath of fresh air during the 14th annual celebration, Jan. 18-25. During the festival, U.S. Ambassador to Haiti Michele Sison, introduced U.S. jazz artist Jazmin Ghent and her band—who were among the youngest...
Americans celebrated National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) in October to recognize the creativity, innovation and skills that people with disabilities bring to the workforce. As part of this effort, the Department of State hosted two interactive webchats featuring accessibility experts who discussed strategies for removing barriers to employment....
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore’s Foreign Service National Association (FSNA) and American Employee Association (AEA) summoned two playful lions to the Embassy to usher in the Year of the Pig. The traditional lion dance, performed to clanging cymbals and booming drums, is believed to bring prosperity and good luck for the year ahead. In keeping with local Lunar New Year traditions, Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath and the Embassy community wore red and tossed prosperity salad while offering wishes of good fortune to one another. FSNA and AEA organize various holiday celebrations throughout the year to share cultural traditions between Singaporean and American staff. Gong Xi Fa Cai! Photo courtesy of Embassy Singapore
On Feb. 15, the U.S. Embassy in Singapore’s Foreign Service National Association (FSNA) and American Employee Association (AEA) summoned two playful lions to the Embassy to usher in the Year of the Pig. The traditional lion dance, performed to clanging cymbals and booming drums, is believed to bring prosperity...
The American Citizen Welcome Center was set up at the SPA Gloria Hotel in Przemysl, Poland. Photo by Adam Brock
By Michele Giovia In the early hours of Feb. 24, 2022, Mission Poland’s American Citizen Welcome Center in the southeastern border town of Przemyśl received its first visitors—a family who had fled Ukraine as news of Russia’s invasion earlier that day spread. Staff sprang into action, helping the family locate...
Speaking from Embassy New Delhi, Deputy Chief of Mission Edgard Kagan moderated a discussion among high-level officials from the U.S. and Indian governments, and U.S. industry leaders on regional healthcare investments as the foundation for post-COVID-19 economic growth. The virtual engagement was part of the Indo-Pacific Business Forum, the...