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    Ambassador Bushnell's Hard Hat

    When the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi was attacked by a truck bomb in August 1998, U.S. Ambassador to Kenya Prudence Bushnell was present in a neighboring building and injured by the blast. Ambassador Bushnell returned to inspect the damaged embassy the next day. Her staff presented this hard hat for her to…

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    What Is Public Diplomacy?

    The U.S. Department of State builds relationships with people and governments of other countries in many different ways. While diplomacy is often thought of as…

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    Guidebook for Blind Job Seekers

    Avraham (Rami) Rabby was a lifelong advocate for the rights of those with disabilities, particularly vision loss. He was completely blind, having lost his sight as a child due to detached retinas. He also served as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service for 17 years, a job he had to fight…

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    National Federation of the Blind Award

    The National Federal of the Blind of Illinois awarded Avraham (Rami) Rabby this award in 2018, recognizing the success of his advocacy on several issues impacting blind people. These included recognition of White Cane Safety Day and passing white cane legislation. White canes are commonly used by people with low or no…

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    What Is Economic Diplomacy?

    Diplomats around the world work to advance their own national interests, including improving their nation’s economies, ensuring market access, and promoting businesses. Economic diplomacy is…

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    What Is an Ambassador?

    A U.S. ambassador is the President’s highest-ranking representative to a country or international organization abroad. The ambassador leads the diplomats and staff serving at a…

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    What Does the Secretary of State Do?

    The U.S. Secretary of State leads the U.S. Department of State, America’s lead foreign affairs agency. The Secretary of State holds one of the most…

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    How Secretary Albright Advocated to Expand NATO

    Secretary Madeleine Albright was a trailblazer as the first woman Secretary of State. One of her most significant accomplishments was helping to expand NATO to include more countries in the 1990s. Why was expanding NATO so important to global security? And what role did Secretary Albright play in achieving this diplomatic milestone?