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    Estonian’s U.S. Visit Helped Create Baltic’s Biggest Jazzfest
Estonian’s U.S. Visit Helped Create Baltic’s Biggest Jazzfest

As artistic director for Estonia’s annual Jazzkaar festival, Anne Erm has drawn on her 1994 visit to the United States to help transform it into the bigges...

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Presidential Delegation to Inauguration of Turkish President

The White House announces the U.S. delegation for the inauguration of Turkey’s president.


Secretary Kerry on Moldova’s National Day

On behalf of President Obama and the people of the United States, Secretary of State John Kerry congratulates the people of Moldova as they celebrate the 2...


State Dept. on New Government in Central African Republic

The State Department issues a statement on the announcement of a new transitional government in the Central African Republic.


Pamphlets

2014-06-06

    Michelle Bachelet: Physician, Military Strategist, Head of State
Michelle Bachelet: Physician, Military Strategist, Head of State

She’s a political prisoner turned public servant who, as as a government minister and Chile’s president, worked to establish a stable democracy during the ...

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.

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

2014-08-25

    U.S.-U.K. Relationship: ‘Not Only Special, But Essential’
U.S.-U.K. Relationship: ‘Not Only Special, But Essential’

Matthew Barzun, U.S. ambassador to the United Kingdom, comments on why the relationship between the United Stats and United Kingdom is not only special but...

2014-08-15

    Building International Bridges on Train Journey
Building International Bridges on Train Journey

It’s a seemingly unusual recipe for innovation: take a few hollowed out vintage train cars, add 20 young American entrepreneurs with concrete ideas for pos...

2014-08-14

    USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises
USAID’s Shah Says People Responding Well to 4 Humanitarian Crises

This is the first time in USAID’s history that the agency has been called on to manage four large-scale humanitarian responses at once — as it continues to...

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

2014-08-26

Meet U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells

U.S. Ambassador to Jordan Alice Wells tells a bit about herself and what she hopes to do during her stay in Jordan.

2014-07-03

Meet Mike Hankey, Consul General for Dhahran, Saudi Arabia

Mike Hankey, the new American consul general in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, is excited to take on his new position and help strengthen the friendship between th...

2014-06-24

Chris Brand on Playing LGBT Hockey

"There's a big disconnect between being an athlete and being gay," says LGBT community member Chris Brand. "We put our skates on the same way, we skate the...