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    Hagel Accepts Mongolian Gift Horse
Hagel Accepts Mongolian Gift Horse

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel accepts a gift horse from Mongolian Defense Minister Dashdemberal Bat-Erdene.

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State’s Hoagland on Human Rights for LGBT Persons

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Richard E. Hoagland speaks in Washington on the global struggle for human rights f...


Ambassador Power at U.N. on Genocide Prevention

“Preventing mass atrocities is a global responsibility requiring robust contributions from all,” Samantha Power says at a U.N. Security Council briefing on...


Kerry at Swearing-in Ceremony for Under Secretary Stengel

Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the swearing-in ceremony for Rick Stengel as under secretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs.


Pamphlets

2014-03-24

    A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics
A Practical Approach to Journalism Ethics

A Poynter Institute expert provides practical examples of how to apply journalism ethics in the digital age.

2014-03-06

    Starting and Maintaining a Blog
Starting and Maintaining a Blog

Whether you're a political junkie or a fashion maven, blogs provide a platform for you to voice your opinion and share your story.

2013-09-30

    Poster: Four Freedoms: The Speech that Moved America
Poster: Four Freedoms: The Speech that Moved America

In 1941, U.S. President Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his vision for a world founded upon four essential human freedoms.

Publications

2014-04-02

    EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today
EJ|USA: LGBT Rights in America Today

LGBT rights are a work in progress in the United States. New attitudes are ushering in change. States are legalizing gay marriage. Businesses are protectin...

2014-03-05

    EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out
EJ|USA: Getting the Story Out

Explore college newsrooms where student journalists practice their Constitutional right to a free and unfettered press. This issue also offers news for mov...

2013-12-05

Outline of U.S. Government

What makes U.S. government uniquely American ... its Constitution, the separation of powers, the concept of “checks and balances,” the decentralized roles ...

Articles

2014-04-15

    Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching
Education Secretary Listens, Learns at Summit on Teaching

“Whether large or small, highly decentralized or not, countries share a common desire to create a high-quality education system that prepares all children ...

2014-04-11

    Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says
Human Trafficking Is Moral, National Security Issue, Kerry Says

Combatting human trafficking is both a moral imperative and a national security issue, says Secretary of State John Kerry.

2014-04-07

    USAID Names Grammy-Winning Artist Carlos Vives as Inclusion Envoy
USAID Names Grammy-Winning Artist Carlos Vives as Inclusion Envoy

The U.S. Agency for International Development names international Latin pop singer-song writer Carlos Vives as its first inclusion ambassador. In this role...

Photo Galleries

2013-07-01

The United Nations: Partner in Peace, Stability, Security

President Obama believes the United Nations can be extraordinarily constructive and an important partner in bringing peace, stability and security to the ...

2012-12-28

    Historic Inaugurations
Historic Inaugurations

"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve...

2012-06-18

Famous (and Not-So-Famous) Refugees Making a Difference

Images of refugees who have overcome obstacles to achieve success and recognition in their new U.S. communities and beyond.

Videos

2014-04-07

Robert Sherman, U.S. Ambassador to Portugal

Meet the U.S. ambassador to Portugal, Robert Sherman, and his wife, Kim. Get to know the family and what they look forward to in the future.

2014-03-14

Meet Max Baucus, U.S. Ambassador to China

Max Baucus, a former U.S. senator from Montana, returns to China as the U.S. ambassador with his wife, Melodee Hanes. While in China, the ambassador is ver...

2013-12-04

Introducing Robert Blake, U.S. Ambassador to Indonesia

As an avid sports fan, U.S. Ambassador Robert Blake plans to build teamwork between the U.S. and Indonesia.