Events

Support CFC with DCF and NMAD
Support NMAD Through the CFC
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The Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF), the philanthropic partner for the museum, is participating in the CFC for the first time. Federal appropriations provide NMAD’s operating budget, while private donations allow for programs and the development, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions. The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the largest and most successful workplace charitable giving drive…

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Diplomacy After Hours Recognizes 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act
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On July 8, 2020, NMAD hosted a Diplomacy After Hours program virtually in honor of the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Held in partnership with the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs, the conversation included US Sports Envoy Deja Young, a two-time gold medalist from the Rio 2016 Paralympic…

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ImpactHack Participants Explore Tech and Diplomacy in Virtual Interactive Event
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On July 29, 2020 NMAD hosted a virtual interactive feedback session for participants in this year’s NMAD hackathon, ImpactHack2020. Stephen Rose from Microsoft, Faisal Khan from Department of State Specialist Recruitment, and Patrick Sheard from Diplomatic Security joined to discuss opportunities in tech and diplomacy. ImpactHack2020 is a five-week virtual hackathon to prototype interactives for…

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NMAD Celebrates Hero of U.S. Diplomacy Patricia Morton
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On July 28, 2020 NMAD partnered with the Department’s Foreign Service Institute (FSI) and Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS) for a virtual panel recognizing the late Patricia “Patti” Morton (1935-2019) as a Hero of U.S. Diplomacy. Heroes of Diplomacy is a program run by FSI with support from the Una Chapman Cox Foundation with the…

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NMAD Diplomacy Simulations Help Promote Greater Diversity in Diplomacy
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On June 24, 2020 NMAD was delighted to facilitate a virtual Diplomacy Simulation with 15 Howard University Rangel Scholars. During the simulation, the Scholars had an opportunity to step into the shoes of a diplomat by using the skills of diplomacy to seek solutions to a hypothetical crisis. The simulation exercise was part of the…

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Zoom event with DAH speakers
Diplomacy After Hours Recognizes Pride with Discussion about Workplace inclusion Issues for LGBTQ Individuals
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On June 10, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) hosted its monthly Diplomacy After Hours in recognition of Pride. In partnership with glifaa LGBT+ Pride in foreign affairs agencies, we hosted a dynamic conversion about inclusive workplace environments. NMAD Public Affairs Officer, Reva Gupta facilitated the discussion between Former Ambassador Michael Guest, Vice President…

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Notes on Racial Justice and Foreign Relations at the State Department
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Even before the height of the height of the civil rights movement in the 1960s, the struggle for racial justice in the United States deeply affected diplomats and the practice of American diplomacy. Within the State Department, in the mid-20th century African American diplomats faced steep career barriers, often being assigned only to hardship posts…

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Diplomacy Simulations Go Virtual!
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I absolutely loved the simulation. It was empowering to put the skills we’ve been learning about to practice and engage with one another.” – PLEN Global Alumna Along with museums world-wide, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) was forced to close its doors in mid-March 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. In an…

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NMAD Explores the Legacy of Dance Diplomacy
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NMAD Explores the Legacy of Dance Diplomacy Ambassador Sally Cowal at the National Museum of American Diplomacy. On March 5, NMAD Deputy Director Dr. Jane Carpenter-Rock moderated a discussion on the legacy of dance diplomacy with historian Dr. Victoria Philips, Diplomacy Center Foundation (DCF) Board member Ambassador Sally Cowal, and Bureau of Educational and Cultural…

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NMAD Brings Diplomacy to Life for Maryland High Schoolers
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In February, NMAD was thrilled to host over 150 students of 2019 Teacher Institute alumna Samantha Fowler, an educator from Northwest High School in Germantown, Maryland. The students spent their time at the museum immersed in the world of diplomacy and the work of U.S. diplomats. They were first introduced to the work of the…

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