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Discover stories of American diplomacy through never before seen videos, original photos, oral histories and artifacts from our collection.
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Dayton Accords: Diplomacy Ends a War

On November 1, 1995, at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base outside of Dayton, Ohio, Secretary of State Warren Christopher and then-Assistant Secretary of State Richard Holbrooke opened negotiations with the Presidents of Croatia, Bosnia, and Serbia for a permanent agreement to end more than three years of war that had already claimed over 200,000 lives and forced 2 million from their homes. Explore the story of the Dayton Accords.

Her Diplomacy

The National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) is celebrating women in diplomacy in the online exhibit Her Diplomacy. These women 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.

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Bringing #AmericansHome

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.

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.

glifaa founders attend the 1992 Pride Parade in Washington, D.C. Left to right- Jan Krc, Bryan Dalton, David Larson, and David Buss.
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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.

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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.

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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.