U.S. Department of State turns 230

The U.S. Department of State reaches a milestone of 230 years of diplomacy on July 27. It is America’s oldest executive agency, created in 1789 and first called the Department of Foreign Affairs. Thomas Jefferson was the first secretary of state. Today,  Secretary of State Mike Pompeo  advises the president, administers diplomatic missions and negotiates treaties with foreign entities, among other ...
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Peruvian entrepreneur Moisés Salazar was honored with the Emerging Young Leaders Award

On May 4, 2017 the U.S. Department of State honored a group of extraordinary young leaders with the Emerging Young Leaders Award. These inspiring youth from around the world were recognized for their tenacity and courage to promote conflict resolution and prevent violence in their communities. Among other achievements, this year’s group has been instrumental ...
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Secretary Tillerson’s Welcome Remarks to Employees

SECRETARY TILLERSON: Well, good morning, all. We apologize for being late. It seemed that this year’s prayer breakfast, people felt the need to pray a little longer. (Laughter.) But I certainly welcomed them all, so – thank you for such a warm reception. And it’s a pleasure to be here, obviously. I’ve been anxious to ...
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