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August 1, 2013

A Look Back at the U.S. Security Council Presidency

The United States just wrapped up its successful July Presidency of the UN Security Council. The presidency -– which rotates… more
July 29, 2013

A Call to Action: Unconventional Approaches To Combat Modern Slavery

Each summer, the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons hosts an event on human trafficking for interns working… more
July 29, 2013

Consular History on Display at the U.S. Diplomacy Center

The U.S. Diplomacy Center recently acquired a collection of fascinating historical objects from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, Overseas Citizens… more
July 26, 2013

Looking Forward: Thoughts on the Americans With Disabilities Act

Twenty-three years ago today, President George H.W. Bush signed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, which has helped… more
July 26, 2013

A Network of Young Innovators: These Are the TechGirls

On the 8th floor of Yahoo!’s Washington, D.C. office, the conversation is buzzing with 27 teenage girls asking questions. They… more
July 25, 2013

The Thursday Luncheon Group Celebrates 40th Anniversary

As one of the Department of State’s 11 Employee Affinity Groups , the Thursday Luncheon Group (TLG) monitors recruitment, assignments,… more
July 25, 2013

Celebrating Religious Freedom at the Secretary of State's Iftar

When I told a friend that I would be volunteering at the Secretary of State’s annual Iftar this summer, she… more
July 22, 2013

Building the Future of Arms Control Through Innovative Eyes

Did you know that the Romans used arms controls? During the Rome-Carthage Treaty of Peace (202 BCE), the Romans outlined… more
July 17, 2013

Generation Prague: Building a Strategy of Peace

Four years ago, in the Czech capital of Prague, President Barack Obama addressed the future of nuclear weapons. Speaking to… more
July 15, 2013

Advancing Public Diplomacy in the Virtual Student Foreign Service

I was awake. My first cohesive thought was a realization that I was still in bed and staring into darkness.… more