June 30: Representing America to the World: Asian American & Pacific Islander Contributions to Diplomacy
Join us on June 30 at 5 pm EDT to discuss the contributions of Asian American & Pacific Islander diplomats to American diplomacy. We will explore the lives and service of three Asian Americans: Ambassador Don Yamamoto, current U.S. Ambassador to Somalia; Boa Lee, Foreign Service Officer and daughter of Hmong refugees; and Dr. Sammy Lee, a groundbreaking Olympic champion and Cold War goodwill ambassador.
Introducing the Historical Diplomacy Simulation Program
This month, our Education team launched three new Diplomacy Simulations. These simulations follow three historical events: the Barbary Pirates hostage crisis of 1793, the Spanish-American conflict of 1898, and the Suez Canal Crisis of 1956. Diplomacy simulations allow educators to internationalize their curriculum, providing them with tools to bring diplomacy and the work of U.S. diplomats into the classroom. Funded by the Una Chapman Cox Foundation.
The Dedication and Leadership of Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir
How does a diplomat become a great leader? Who and what has inspired them? We help answer these questions by exploring the lives of our nation’s most accomplished diplomatic leaders. Ambassador Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir has led a distinguished career, serving nearly 30 years in the U.S. Foreign Service. Throughout her diplomatic career, Lakhdhir has looked to her lifelong influences and personal values as guiding forces, approaching challenges with formidable dedication and proactive leadership.
Spotlight on Diplomacy: Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration
Our museum highlights different stories and artifacts of diplomacy through our rotating exhibit: Spotlight on Diplomacy. This exhibit currently highlights the history and work of the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM), paved by the 1962 Migration and Refugee Assistance Act and the 1980 Refugee Act.
Explore Online: Diplomacy is Our Mission
Our preview exhibit, Diplomacy is Our Mission, is currently on view in our space to State Department employees in the museum's pavilion at the 21st Street entrance. This exhibit is a preview of the stories and artifacts to be featured in the completed museum. But did you know that you can view the exhibit online as well? Discover the often surprising story of how diplomacy has shaped our nation.