Facing Diplomacy: Profiling Stories of Diverse Figures in American Diplomacy
In honor of Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, NMAD launched the latest installment of the Facing Diplomacy project featuring Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage diplomats. This launch includes stories of Dr. Sammy Lee, a groundbreaking Olympic champion and Cold War goodwill ambassador; Boa Lee, Foreign Service Officer and daughter of Hmong refugees; and Ambassador Don Yamamoto, current U.S. Ambassador to Somalia. Learn more.
May 26: 60 Years of the State Department Operations Center
On May 26 at 5 pm EDT, join us for a discussion about the State Department’s 24/7 crisis communication hub, the Operations Center, and explore its important role in protecting American interests over the past 60 years. Hear first-hand stories from diplomats who work on “the watch” and crisis management team and learn how they assist in communicating critical messages from around the world to American leaders. Learn more.
June 8: Diplomacy Classroom: World Refugee Day
On June 8 at 1 pm EDT, join us for a discussion with U.S. diplomats Anjalina Sen and Stacy Gilbert from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration about U.S. humanitarian leadership in efforts to resolve the plight of persecuted and forcibly displaced people around the world. Panelists will discuss U.S. national interests related to addressing humanitarian crises, how diplomats coordinate humanitarian responses, and what tools of diplomacy they use in the process. Learn more.
Highlighting Diplomatic Security Artifacts
Each month, NMAD is highlighting unique artifacts related to the U.S. Department of State’s Diplomatic Security Service. Recently, we shared stories about damaged great seals from U.S. missions abroad and the credentials of the first Chief Special Agent of the State Department, Joseph M. Nye. Read stories.
Anniversary of the Fall of Saigon: The Bravery of American Diplomats and Refugees
On April 30, 1975, the South Vietnamese capital of Saigon fell to the North Vietnamese Army, effectively ending the Vietnam War. In the days before, U.S. forces evacuated thousands of Americans and South Vietnamese. American diplomats were on the frontlines, organizing what would be the most ambitious helicopter evacuation in history. Learn more.
A Year Online: Our 10 Favorite Virtual Events of the Past Year
We asked our team to select their ten favorite online programs that we’ve hosted over the past year during the pandemic. From the history of America’s first diplomat to exploring some of the biggest issues that modern diplomats are tackling around the world, you’ll learn more about the crucial role that diplomacy has played in American history. Browse the recordings.