Honoring Trailblazing Women in Diplomacy
This Women's History Month, we are celebrating women in diplomacy through the Her Diplomacy online exhibit. These women have blazed trails, negotiated peace, served alongside their partners, strengthened diplomatic relations, survived dangers, and opened doors for the sharing of cultures and ideas. Discover their stories.
March 24: The Judge as Diplomat
We are honored to host a discussion of the legacy of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and her contributions to diplomacy. The program, moderated by Justice Ginsburg’s official biographer, Mary Hartnett, will include her children, Jane and James Ginsburg, and her former law clerks, Amanda Tyler and Lisa Beattie Frelinghuysen, and well as special remarks by U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen G. Breyer. Watch the event on March 24 at 5 pm EDT here.
April 13: Sharing Cultural Heritage
Join us in celebrating World Heritage Day with the Cultural Heritage Center at the U.S. Department of State. Martin Perschler and Erin Leckey of the Cultural Heritage Center will discuss the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP) and how it shares American values with the world through heritage preservation. Watch the event on April 13 at 1 pm EDT here.
Our Latest Artifact Acquisitions
Our artifact donors’ generosity has resulted in an active start to our collecting in 2021. Highlights from these recent acquisitions include a photograph of new consular officers from 1909 (the oldest officer class photo the museum has), a unique collection of diplomatic security tokens, and a 19th-century passport. Learn more.
The Legacy of Ambassador Edward J. Perkins
Ambassador Edward J. Perkins was a distinguished American career diplomat who served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia, South Africa, the United Nations, and Australia. On February 24, 2021, NMAD Acting Director Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock discussed Ambassador Perkins’ life and legacy with his daughters, Katherine Perkins and Sarah Perkins. Watch the recording here.