Our nation’s diplomats are serving on the front lines of the global COVID-19 pandemic as international first responders. Their priority is to protect American citizens abroad during crises and bring them home, or repatriate them, if needed. As of May 6, the State Department has repatriated more than 80,000 American citizens during the pandemic. Explore stories and photos from throughout the world.
In 2020, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) is celebrating women in diplomacy – #HerDiplomacy – women who have blazed trails, negotiated peace, served alongside their partners, strengthened diplomatic relations, survived dangers, and opened doors for sharing of cultures and ideas. They have made vital contributions to our nation, but their stories remain largely unknown. Discover some of these dedicated women during Women’s History Month and throughout the year.
glifaa: Serving with Pride
For decades, a Department of State employee’s security clearance could be denied or revoked—effectively ending their careers— simply for their sexual orientation. Today there are countless LGBT+ employees, family members, and allies in U.S. foreign affairs agencies, roughly 1,000 of whom are members of glifaa, the employee affinity group that represents them. Developed in partnership with glifaa, this exhibit covers the history and significant milestones of establishing equal opportunities for the LGBT+ community serving our country in foreign affairs.
Berlin Wall Interactive Timeline
Discover the history of the Berlin Wall told through the voices of American diplomats in this scrolling timeline featuring events from the end of World War II in 1945 through reunification in 1992.
Faces of Diplomacy
These are the members of the Foreign Service and Civil Service, as well as locally engaged staff and many others who manage our diplomatic relations and advance our nation’s interests around the world.
Diplomacy Is Our Mission
Diplomacy has shaped our nation. Discover how our nation’s diplomats protect the American people and advance security, prosperity, democracy, and development to benefit our country.