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Student Internships: When Real World Experience Merges With Global Citizenship

“Press Office, this is Zack, how can I help you?” Zackery Dean, a junior from George Mason University, answers the phone in the State Department’s Bureau of Public Affairs' Office of Press Relations.

Secretary Tillerson and Secretary Mattis Co-host the U.S.-Japan Security Consultative Committee

On August 17, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense James Mattis hosted Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono and Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera for a Security Consultative Committee (“2+2”) meeting at the Department of State.

Vice President Pence in South America: Chile

Vice President Mike Pence continued his visit to Latin America and arrived in Chile on Wednesday, August 16. The Vice President met with the President of Chile, Michelle Bachelet, and they discussed our nations' strong commercial ties and diplomatic cooperation.

Vice President Pence in South America: Argentina

In Buenos Aires, Argentina, Vice President Mike Pence visited the Metropolitan Cathedral to lay a wreath at General San Martin's tomb and visit their memorial to Holocaust victims.

U.S.-Lao Partnership Works to Address Legacies of War

In many communities across Southeast Asia, landmines and unexploded ordnance (UXO), such as bombs, artillery shells, and other munitions left behind from past conflicts, continue to kill and injure people as they go about their daily lives.

The United States and India to Co-Host the 2017 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

The United States and the Republic of India jointly announced they will co-host the eighth annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Hyderabad, India on November 28-30 via a series of tweets on August 10. Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S.

Enhancing Efforts of Those in Addiction Recovery, in U.S. and Abroad, to Help Themselves

As we’ve seen with Alcoholics Anonymous and other similar initiatives, individuals in recovery from substance abuse can be extremely effective in helping current users fight addiction.

Secretary Tillerson Delivers Remarks on International Religious Freedom

On August 15, 2017, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson released the 2016 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State.

Vice President Pence in South America: Colombia

On Sunday, August 13, Vice President Mike Pence departed for Colombia to begin his Latin America trip where he will be meeting with leaders from government and the business community in Colombia, Argentina, Chile, and Panama.

Zoohackathon: World Elephant Day 2017

Did you know that like human toddlers, great apes, magpies and dolphins, elephants have passed “the mirror test”-- recognizing their own reflections, a key check of self-awareness?  Scientists are learning more and more about the un

In Burma, U.S. Assistance Builds Bridges to Peace

The people of Burma made history in November 2015, voting in new, democratically-elected leadership headed by Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

Recognizing 60 Years of U.S.-Malaysia Bilateral Relations

U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for his first official visit this week, to discuss strengthening cooperation on a range of issues. This visit also marks the 60th year of U.S.- Malaysia bilateral relations.

American Diplomats Like Me Always Have Your Back

I suppose it’s no surprise to my East Bay friends and family that I joined the Foreign Service and am now a vice consul at the U.S. Embassy in London.

Celebrating 40 Years of Close Ties Between the United States and ASEAN

U.S. Secretary Rex W. Tillerson traveled to Manila, Philippines on August 5 to participate in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Regional Forum, the East Asia Summit Ministerial, the U.S.- ASEAN Ministerial, and the Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial.

This Week at State: August 4, 2017

Did you miss key foreign policy developments this week? We’ve got you covered.

Elevated by Education

A USAID program established 33 schools in villages in Pakistan that lacked middle schools to cover sixth through eighth grade for girls between the ages of eleven and nineteen.

From Munitions to Mortar: Helping Restore an Iraqi Cement Factory in Mosul

Before ISIS seized territory in northern Iraq, the Hammam Al Alil factory located along the Tigris River south of Mosul was one of the largest bulk producers of cement in the country.

'America First Is Not America Alone'

Today U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson addressed the press during the Department Press Briefing at the U.S. Department of State.

Mapping for Sustainable Development: MCC Hosts Its First-Ever Mapathon

We often use map applications to help us get from point A to point B without a second thought, but accurate maps are not universal worldwide. So MCC recently held its first-ever mapathon at our Washington, D.C., headquarters. Mapathons...Show More Summary

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