Past Exhibits

Women present their project at ImpactHack
ImpactHack 2018
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Visualizing Diplomacy, Development, and the Environment On September 21 and 22, 2018, the National Museum of American Diplomacy and World Resources Institute partnered to host ImpactHack, a data visualization hackathon in Washington D.C. Sixteen teams competed to demonstrate diplomacy’s impact, from local state economies to global issues, using their coding and design skills. Amazon Web…

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#AskACurator
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Ever wonder what kind objects we use to tell the story of American diplomacy at the National Museum of American Diplomacy? Don’t wonder, ask our curator! For the first time in our museum’s history, we’ll be answering your questions about our collection. Between 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT on September 12, 2018, tweet us questions about…

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NMAD Hosts Faces of Diplomacy Preview Exhibit
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From July 23 to August 31, 2018, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (formerly the National Museum of American Diplomacy) hosted a preview of the exhibit Faces of Diplomacy in the Pavilion at the 21st Street entrance of HST. Faces of Diplomacy features portraits and videos of diplomatic professionals working abroad and in Washington D.C. From…

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Understanding Diplomacy through Data
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In May, over one hundred students competed in the student-led hackathon, MakeSPP, in Jersey City, New Jersey. Samay Shamdasani, along with his co-organizers, Shashwat Punjani, Nathan Blumenfeld, Jonas Eaton, Thomas Narramore, Dan Ambrosio, Owen Kealey, and Tyler Greene organized the hackathon. Hackathons are collaborative, competitive events where computer programmers are provided raw data or project prompts from a…

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Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest
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The National Museum of American Diplomacy is pleased to host an exhibit featuring the finalists of the 2017-2018 Citizen Diplomacy Challenge Photo Contest run by the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.  Twenty top photos, submitted by Americans who took part in international exchange programs sponsored by the Department, will be…

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Speed Mentoring
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Speed Mentoring In honor of International Women’s History Month, the Diplomacy Center organized a speed mentorship event for State Department interns, offering them a unique opportunity to network with Foreign Service and Civil Service female leaders at the State Department representing diverse ranks, cones, and backgrounds. The event was organized in cooperation with the Office…

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Panelists of the Marshall Plan discuss with each other
A Legacy Remembered: Perspectives of the Marshall Plan
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On April 3, 2018, in cooperation with the George C. Marshall Foundation, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD), formerly the National Museum of American Diplomacy, held an event recognizing the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the European Recovery Program, more commonly known as the Marshall Plan. One hundred twenty-five guests attended, including Marshall Foundation and…

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NMAD Commemorates the 50th Anniversary of the Tet Offensive
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To commemorate the recent 50th anniversary of the Tet Offensive in Vietnam on January 30, the National Museum of American Diplomacy (formerly the National Museum of American Diplomacy) hosted a panel of eye witnesses — including retired diplomats and a former journalist — as well as a military historian to take us back to the night…

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Panel: The First African American Diplomats
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In commemoration of African American History Month, the Center hosted a program highlighting the little known diplomatic careers of Ebenezer Bassett and Frederick Douglass.  The program was held on February 14th in honor of the bicentennial of Douglass’s birth.  Both of these men served as U.S. Ministers — an early title equivalent to Ambassador —…

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A Window into American Soft Power in Rural Vietnam
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The National Museum of American Diplomacy was pleased to host an event featuring up-close and personal stories of diplomacy on October 18: A Window into American Soft Power in Rural Vietnam, 1962-1964. We were joined by retired Foreign Service Officer Robert Warne, his spouse Susanna (Suzy), and retired United States Government official, Rufus Phillips. Phillips is…

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