Duke Ellington greets members of the Bhartiya Kala Kendra school of the arts in New Delhi, September 24, 1963.

The U.S. Department of State has a long history of promoting culture as a means to create connections with people around the world.

Special Agent William DeFossett receives an award in 1964 from SY Director Marvin Gentile

This is a story of two special agents—living two worlds apart in terms of the times and their experiences. Hired in the early 1960s as the first black special...

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson joins Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida and Republic of Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se for a photo prior to the start of their trilateral meeting on the sidelines of the G-20 Foreign Ministers’ Meeting.

Today, on the margins of the G-20 meeting of foreign ministers in Bonn, U.S.

Today, President Donald J. Trump met with Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House in Washington, D.C.  Following their meeting the two...

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Julie Zoller poses with a group of women entrepreneurs who are part of the WECREATE Kenya training program.

In February 2017, I visited Kenya to meet with leaders from government, the private sector, and civil society.  It was fantastic to see first-hand how Kenya is...

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A group of State Department employees, many who are graduates of Historically Black Colleges and Universities, prepare to support the HBCU Foreign Policy Conference at the Department of State.

The U.S. Department of State is proud to host the eighth annual Historical Black College and Universities (HBCU) Foreign Policy Conference in Washington...

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