Stories of Diplomacy

The United States Diplomacy Center tells the stories of diplomacy through a variety of means.  Through public events, diplomacy simulations, retrospective looks back at "this day in diplomatic history," and exploring the history related to its collections, the Center explains how American diplomacy throughout history has supported U.S. security, prosperity, and global leadership.

Objects of Diplomacy

With over 7,500 artifacts in its collection, the United States Diplomacy Center draws upon them to relate  bring little known stories of diplomacy to life.

Diplomacy Moments

Through social media and website postings, the United States Diplomacy Center commemorates select historical events as well as national and international "days" that relate to its collection and mission.

Public Programs

The United States Diplomacy Center offers first-hand stories of American diplomacy. Hear from diplomats, foreign policy experts, historians and other people from the ground in our Pavilion's lower level. Past events included diplomats who lived in rural South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, a panel tracing the history of HIV/AIDs and the State Department's response, and the story of the first African American Diplomats.

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