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    2014-12-18

    Meet Mark Gilbert, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand

    U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand Mark Gilbert talks about bilateral ties and areas of cooperation, including student exchanges and environmental issues.

    2014-10-07

    YALI: Big Topic Video on Governance and Civic Participation

    Learn more about how young Africans would address some of the big challenges facing Africa. Do you agree with them? What are your ideas on this topic?

    2014-09-19

    Meet Michael Hoza, U.S. Ambassador to Republic of Cameroon

    Learn more about the new U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Cameroon, Michael Hoza, and his hopes for Cameroon. He is excited to work with Cameroonians, sp...

    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...

    2014-05-19

    Meet the New U.S. Ambassador to Belize, Carlos Moreno

    "Respect for others is the basis of peace," and those words are guiding the relationship between the United States and its Central American neighbors, says...

    2014-04-24

    Meet Anthony Gardner, U.S. Ambassador to European Union

    Anthony Gardner, the U.S. ambassador to the European Union, talks about his European heritage and work experience in the region.

    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.

    2013-11-27

    Special Advisor Heumann: Breaking Barriers

    Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann shares her thoughts on why breaking barriers is important for society.

    2013-11-27

    Special Advisor Heumann: Experiences Affect Commitment

    State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann’s experiences led to her commitment to fighting for disability rights.

    2013-11-27

    Special Advisor Heumann: Invisible Disability Awareness

    Learn about invisible disabilities with Special Advisor Judy Heumann.

    2013-11-27

    Special Advisor Heumann: My Contribution

    State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann discusses her contribution to raising awareness of disability rights.

    2013-11-27

    Special Advisor Heumann: Advice for Activists

    State Department Special Advisor for International Disability Rights Judith Heumann discusses how to fight for the rights of the disabled.

    2013-11-21

    U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange: Building a New Model

    The U.S.-China People-to-People Exchange video highlights the impact of education, science and technology, sports, women’s issues and cultural programs, wh...

    2013-10-17

    Meet Ken Hackett, U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See

    Ken Hackett shares his four decades of international relief service experience as U.S. ambassador to the Holy See.

    2013-09-24

    Introducing John Berry, U.S. Ambassador to Australia

    Learn more about why becoming the U.S. ambassador to Australia has such personal meaning to John Berry.

    2013-09-20

    Meet New U.S. Ambassador to Brazil Liliana Ayalde

    With over 30 years of diplomacy and development work in the U.S. Foreign Service, Liliana Ayalde is honored that President Obama has selected her to serve ...

    2013-09-17

    Introducing Dan Clune, U.S. Ambassador to Laos

    Dan Clune, the new U.S. ambassador to Laos, and his wife, Judy, are delighted to be in Laos. There are so many things they want to see and do. Learn more a...

    2013-09-09

    Introducing David Hale, U.S. Ambassador to Lebanon

    Meet David Hale, the new U.S. ambassador to Lebanon!

    2013-08-27

    Meet New U.S. Ambassador to Denmark Rufus Gifford

    The United States and Denmark have enjoyed centuries of peaceful relations and broad cooperation. Having worked closely with President Obama and other lead...

    2013-08-26

    Introducing John Emerson, U.S. Ambassador to Germany

    Learn more about Ambassador John Emerson's background and how he wants to connect with the people of Germany.

    2013-08-07

    Geoff Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

    Learn more about the new U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, Geoff Pyatt, and his hopes for U.S.-Ukraine relations.