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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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    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 Is Negotiation?

    Negotiations are how diplomats from different countries find solutions to, or compromise on, contested issues. Negotiating is a vital skill that leaders within the State…

  • Video

    What Is Counterterrorism?

    Preventing terrorism in the United States and across the world is a key objective for the U.S. Department of State. Counterterrorism and countering violent extremism…

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    What Is Disinformation?

    Disinformation is false information purposely spread to influence public opinion or obscure the truth. This information is often spread through social media and can cause…

  • Video

    What Is Climate Diplomacy?

    Climate change is an ever-increasing problem that threatens the world. However, no country can solve the climate crisis alone. The State Department and its diplomats…

  • Activity

    Object Choice Board

    This activity uses an object from the National Museum of American Diplomacy’s collection and a video to teach students concepts of diplomacy. This activity is…

  • Public Program

    Her Diplomacy: Women’s History Month Program

    March 22, 2023

    In Person

    Celebrate Women’s History Month with NMAD! Join us on Wednesday, March 22, from 12:00 to 2:00 pm EDT for an afternoon of programming featuring our current temporary exhibit, Her Diplomacy.