Chargé d’Affaires Amy J. Hyatt (top row, second from right in purple shirt) and Deputy Chief of Mission Tobias Glucksman (top row, right in pink tie) host members of the U.S. Embassy Administrative Professionals Corps and their cohorts from the government ministries, foreign missions, and international organizations for a “Strengthening and Building Connections” networking event at the deputy chief of mission’s residence, Sept. 17, 2021. Photo courtesy of Embassy Antananarivo
By Jennifer Robinson, Romina Rajaonah, and Sedera Raliniainjanahary Department of State’s administrative professionals operate behind the scenes to keep the Department running, using unrivaled institutional knowledge and capabilities. To acknowledge the value of this work, Mission Madagascar recently launched an innovative administrative professionals support network which fosters closer cooperation, and...
The Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DG) Carol Z. Perez met with Department of State students at the National Defense University (NDU) to discuss professional development opportunities and support for the Department’s high-performing and agile workforce. Perez outlined some of her initiatives and then engaged with students during a question-and-answer session. Photo by Heidi Howland
The Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources (DG) Carol Z. Perez met with Department of State students at the National Defense University (NDU) to discuss professional development opportunities and support for the Department’s high-performing and agile workforce. Perez outlined some of her initiatives and...
Consul General Jim Levy addresses the audience at the opening screening of American film “Love, Simon.” Photo by Alan Clark
By Colin Machado, Jaime LeBlanc-Hadley, Sam Schmitt and Will Baskerville For the fifth year in a row, the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou’s LGBTI outreach working group proudly coordinated a multiconsulate film festival in honor of Pride Month. Locally known as the “LGBT Film Festival,” this June event has become...
From left: Management Officer Amber Conway, Deputy Chief of Mission Pamela Hack, Staff Sergeant Elizabeth Dollinger, Public Affairs Officer Tanya Brothen, Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn, Office Management Specialist Liliana Carlson, and Political/Economic/Consular Officer Emily Hennell from Embassy Bangui celebrate International Women’s Day, Oct. 6. Photo courtesy of Embassy Bangui
By Tanya Brothen When Embassy Bangui made plans to celebrate International Women’s Day—recognized worldwide on March 8—they did not know it would be disrupted by a global pandemic and post’s subsequent ordered departure. Bangui—along with Juba and Mogadishu—is one of three Special Incentive Posts in Africa, primarily due to recurring...
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
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 on a nine-acre site in the Söğütözü business district and supports the continued growth of...
From left: Managing Director for Construction, Facility, and Security Management Tracy Thomas, Maputo City Secretary of State Vicente Joaquim, Mozambican Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Ernesto Max Elias Tonela, Ambassador Dennis W. Hearne, and Maputo Province Governor Julio Parruque cut the ceremonial ribbon officially opening the new embassy campus in Maputo, Sept. 30. Photo by Anissa Arune
By Vanessa Rozier Toscano Embassy Maputo formally dedicated its new, state-of-the-art embassy campus with representatives from the Mozambican government, political parties, civil society, the private sector, academia, and the media, Sept. 30. The event signaled the multi-faceted relationship between the United States and Mozambique.   “Today we are making history. As we...
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...
Ambassador Melanie Higgins (front, third from left) joined program participants at the Ministry of Gender and U.N. Population Fund in the official launch of the “Nje Mu Bandi” Center in Burundi, March 25. The Center is a reintegration program, where victims of gender-based violence develop the skills needed for...
Ambassador J. Raymond Ylitalo (back row, second from left) and Asunción Bi-National Conference (BNC) Director Wallace Keiderling (back left) appeared on the September 1972 cover of the Department of State’s Newsletter with a team of Paraguayan and U.S. musicians. The team rode the cowcatcher of an ancient Paraguayan Railway...
The Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and the Secretary’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion hosted a discussion between Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, the Department of State’s chief diversity and inclusion officer (CDIO), and Jonathan Beane, senior vice president and CDIO for the National Football League, July...