Discover how our nation’s diplomats protect the American people and advance security, prosperity, democracy, and development to benefit our country.
Diplomacy Is Our Mission preview exhibit tells the often surprising story of how diplomacy has shaped our nation.
What is Diplomacy?
Diplomacy is many things.
It is the handshake between two leaders negotiating a treaty.
It is the meal shared between a foreign exchange student and her host family.
It is the speech defending human rights abroad.
And it is the medicine an aid worker provides to a sick child.
Diplomacy is essential.
Diplomats can help make the difference between war and peace, between poverty and prosperity, between oppression and freedom.
Diplomacy impacts our lives in ways we may not be aware of, from the food we eat, to the clothes we wear, to the places we go on vacation.
In its most fundamental form, diplomacy is about people. It is about negotiating, building, and maintaining relationships.
This exhibition explores diplomacy in action through the stories of American diplomats who work around the world to advance security, prosperity, democracy, and development to benefit our nation.
Enter the Online Exhibit
Start the online exhibit journey by clicking on the first field, Security, or navigate to the story of your choice.