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#OnThisDay in 1783, representatives from the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the...
09/03/2021

#OnThisDay in 1783, representatives from the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing US independence from Great Britain. Diplomats John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin (pictured left to right) represented the United States during the negotiations with Great Britain.

📸 Courtesy Diplomatic Reception Rooms, US Department of State.

#OnThisDay in 1783, representatives from the United States and Great Britain signed the Treaty of Paris, thus ending the American Revolutionary War and recognizing US independence from Great Britain. Diplomats John Jay, John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Henry Laurens, and William Temple Franklin (pictured left to right) represented the United States during the negotiations with Great Britain.

📸 Courtesy Diplomatic Reception Rooms, US Department of State.

A diplomatic spouse has an integral role in US diplomacy. Yet, this public service often goes unnoticed. Join us and the...
09/02/2021
Partners in Diplomacy | Diplomacy Center Foundation

A diplomatic spouse has an integral role in US diplomacy. Yet, this public service often goes unnoticed. Join us and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) on September 16 at 5pm ET as five ambassadors' spouses recount their experiences, contributions, and challenges faced in their role. Register at http://ow.ly/SZd750FXUFk

In this virtual conversation, five ambassadors’ spouses will recount their experiences, the unique challenges they faced, and how they made significant contributions in their role.

Our nation's diplomats are making the world safer, more prosperous, and culturally rich. Starting today, your support du...
09/01/2021
Ways to Give | Diplomacy Center Foundation

Our nation's diplomats are making the world safer, more prosperous, and culturally rich. Starting today, your support during the 2021 Combined Federal Campaign (#30585) will help the National Museum of American Diplomacy share our diplomats' stories through programs and exhibits. Learn how you can #GiveCFC: http://ow.ly/UW5650FXTEz

From legacy giving to gifts of appreciated securities, explore the ways you can support us in opening and maintaining the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

William Eacho applied years of business experience serving as the US ambassador to Austria from 2009 to 2013. During his...
08/30/2021
William C. Eacho, III — DCF Donor Stories

William Eacho applied years of business experience serving as the US ambassador to Austria from 2009 to 2013. During his ambassadorship, he advanced policies to enhance European energy security, pushed for an investigation into one of the largest thefts of American intellectual property, and was awarded Austria's highest national honor. Learn more with our Donor Stories Project: http://ow.ly/xHuW50FZsv6

Learn more about William Eacho with the Diplomacy Center Foundation's Donor Stories Project.

#OnThisDay in 1928, the Kellogg–Briand Pact was signed. The Pact was an international effort to prevent another world wa...
08/27/2021
The Kellogg-Briand Pact: The Aspiration for Global Peace and Security - National Museum of American Diplomacy

#OnThisDay in 1928, the Kellogg–Briand Pact was signed. The Pact was an international effort to prevent another world war, but it was ineffective because of its undefined legal terms and a lack of enforcement. Though unsuccessful at preventing war, the Pact cemented unfavorable views towards aggressive and preemptive military interventions and territorial accessions. Learn more: http://ow.ly/D5Tf50FZJGR

World War I, also known as the Great War, began in 1914 and came to an end in 1918. In that time, Europe saw changes to national borders, advancements in

Today we celebrate #WomensEqualityDay in commemoration of the 19th Amendment being adopted and granting women the right ...
08/26/2021
Her Diplomacy: Honoring Trailblazing Women in Diplomacy - National Museum of American Diplomacy

Today we celebrate #WomensEqualityDay in commemoration of the 19th Amendment being adopted and granting women the right to vote. The 19th Amendment paved the way for more women to serve in diplomatic capacities and participate in government.

National Museum of American Diplomacy's online exhibit, "Her Diplomacy," celebrates women in diplomacy and the vital contributions they have made: http://ow.ly/7Azg50FYO7E

Discover some of the dedicated women in diplomacy who have made vital contributions to the Unitd States and the world.

Toni Stearns comes from a three-generation Foreign Service family and has experienced firsthand how every family member ...
08/25/2021
Partners in Diplomacy | Diplomacy Center Foundation

Toni Stearns comes from a three-generation Foreign Service family and has experienced firsthand how every family member contributes to US diplomatic efforts. After marrying diplomat Monty Stearns in 1959, she served alongside him for the next 26 years at posts in Africa and Europe.

On September 16 at 5 pm ET, Toni and four other spouses will share their experiences, challenges, and contributions serving as a diplomatic spouse. Join us and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) for this virtual conversation by registering at http://ow.ly/gCvF50FY9w0

In this virtual conversation, five ambassadors’ spouses will recount their experiences, the unique challenges they faced, and how they made significant contributions in their role.

We are cheering on all the incredible athletes competing at the #Paralympics! Paralympians are among our nation's athlet...
08/24/2021
Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Olympians, Paralympians, and Sports Diplomacy

We are cheering on all the incredible athletes competing at the #Paralympics! Paralympians are among our nation's athletes that are making an impact through diplomacy. Check out NMAD's recent discussion about the power of sports diplomacy:
http://ow.ly/x4Gv50FXjN2

​​What role do the Olympics play in American diplomacy? As the 2021 Summer Olympic Games kick off this month, please join NMAD for a virtual program on July 28, 2021 at 5 pm EDT to discuss the diplomatic impact of our nation’s athletes and the power of sports diplomacy. The discussion will fea...

Shirley Temple Black has captivated generations of viewers as a Hollywood star. Building on her iconic image, she sought...
08/20/2021
Shirley Temple Black — DCF Donor Stories

Shirley Temple Black has captivated generations of viewers as a Hollywood star. Building on her iconic image, she sought to make a difference in the lives of people around the world through a diplomatic career spanning more than two decades. Learn more with our Donor Stories Project: http://ow.ly/APwr50FV1Ev

Learn more about Shirley Temple Black with the Diplomacy Center Foundation's Donor Stories Project.

A diplomatic spouse has an integral role in US diplomacy. Yet, the rewards and stresses of this unique public service of...
08/19/2021
Partners in Diplomacy | Diplomacy Center Foundation

A diplomatic spouse has an integral role in US diplomacy. Yet, the rewards and stresses of this unique public service often goes unnoticed. Join us and the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (ADST) on September 16 at 5 pm ET as five ambassadors' spouses recount their experiences, contributions, and challenges faced in their role. Learn more and register: http://ow.ly/VgfU50FU6GZ

In this virtual conversation, five ambassadors’ spouses will recount their experiences, the unique challenges they faced, and how they made significant contributions in their role.

Today is #NationalNonprofitDay! We are proud to support the National Museum of American Diplomacy in sharing the never-b...
08/17/2021

Today is #NationalNonprofitDay! We are proud to support the National Museum of American Diplomacy in sharing the never-before-told story of American diplomacy. As a nonprofit, we could not do it without our generous donors! 💛

Join us in completing NMAD: http://ow.ly/j1jB50FSRDb

Today is #NationalNonprofitDay! We are proud to support the National Museum of American Diplomacy in sharing the never-before-told story of American diplomacy. As a nonprofit, we could not do it without our generous donors! 💛

Join us in completing NMAD: http://ow.ly/j1jB50FSRDb

Calling all educators! 📢 Tomorrow at 1 pm ET, the National Museum of American Diplomacy is introducing their new histori...
08/16/2021
Diplomacy Classroom: How to Teach History through Diplomacy Simulations

Calling all educators! 📢 Tomorrow at 1 pm ET, the National Museum of American Diplomacy is introducing their new historical simulations and sharing how to implement them into the classroom. Tune in tomorrow: http://ow.ly/QVaN50FRIF6

Join the NMAD Education Team for an introduction to the museum's new Historical Diplomacy Simulation Program and ideas on how to implement them into the classroom. Our discussion will include how to facilitate the program with simulation participants and a tour of diplomacy education resources found...

Do you want to bring the National Museum of American Diplomacy's simulations to your classroom? Next Tuesday (8/17) at 1...
08/12/2021
Diplomacy Classroom: How to Teach History through Diplomacy Simulations

Do you want to bring the National Museum of American Diplomacy's simulations to your classroom? Next Tuesday (8/17) at 1 pm ET, NMAD's education team will share how to implement their new historical simulations and use resources on their website. Learn more: http://ow.ly/7vcg50FObXK

Join the NMAD Education Team for an introduction to the museum's new Historical Diplomacy Simulation Program and ideas on how to implement them into the classroom. Our discussion will include how to facilitate the program with simulation participants and a tour of diplomacy education resources found...

Our supporters embody how American diplomacy has an important and unique role in all of our lives. Now you can explore o...
08/11/2021
DCF Donor Stories

Our supporters embody how American diplomacy has an important and unique role in all of our lives. Now you can explore our donors' life stories, accomplishments, and contributions to American diplomacy with our Donor Stories Project. Discover their stories: http://ow.ly/30bW50FPe9q

The Donor Stories Project shares the experiences of those impacted by diplomacy who are now giving back to complete the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

2nd US Secretary of State Edmund Randolph was born #OnThisDay in 1753. His term as secretary lasted from January 1794 an...
08/10/2021

2nd US Secretary of State Edmund Randolph was born #OnThisDay in 1753. His term as secretary lasted from January 1794 and August 1975 and was marked by negotiations for the Treaty of San Lorenzo. Also known as Pinckney's Treaty, it opened the Mississippi River to US navigation and fixed boundaries between the United States and Spanish possessions.

📸 Courtesy Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms

2nd US Secretary of State Edmund Randolph was born #OnThisDay in 1753. His term as secretary lasted from January 1794 and August 1975 and was marked by negotiations for the Treaty of San Lorenzo. Also known as Pinckney's Treaty, it opened the Mississippi River to US navigation and fixed boundaries between the United States and Spanish possessions.

📸 Courtesy Department of State Diplomatic Reception Rooms

Today we are giving a special thanks to Ambassador William Courtney and Laryssa Courtney! They recently increased their ...
08/09/2021
William and Laryssa Courtney Become Major Gift Donors

Today we are giving a special thanks to Ambassador William Courtney and Laryssa Courtney! They recently increased their giving in support of our capital campaign to complete the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

Ambassador Courtney was a Foreign Service officer from 1972 to 1992 and has served as the US ambassador to Kazakhstan, Georgia, and the US-Soviet Bilateral Consultative Commission to implement the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. Learn more: http://ow.ly/ar0X50FNE0u

Ambassador William Courtney and Laryssa Courtney become major gift donors in support of DCF’s capital campaign for NMAD.

#OnThisDay in 1998, US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, were simultaneously attacked with car b...
08/07/2021
Ambassador Bushnell: A Profile in Resilience - National Museum of American Diplomacy

#OnThisDay in 1998, US embassies in Nairobi, Kenya, and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, were simultaneously attacked with car bomb explosions. In the attack later linked to al-Qaida, over 200 individuals were killed, and approximately 4,000 others were wounded. US Ambassador to Kenya Prudence Bushnell was near the embassy and sustained injuries during the attack. Learn more: http://ow.ly/rP0t50FMAGD

On August 7, 1998, at 10:30 AM, U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania fell victim to coordinated and nearly simultaneous truck bombs – later linked to the

08/05/2021
Reactions to Ping-Pong Diplomacy

How did other countries respond to ping-pong diplomacy in 1971? Ambassador Stapleton Roy describes the reaction to ping-pong diplomacy in the Soviet Union and how the event impacted US-Soviet relations during the Cold War.

Learn more by watching our virtual program commemorating 50 years since the start of ping-pong diplomacy: https://youtu.be/7IJR6c0PIQ4

Our supporters are proof that American diplomacy touches every one of our lives. Our newly launched Donor Stories Projec...
08/03/2021
DCF Donor Stories

Our supporters are proof that American diplomacy touches every one of our lives. Our newly launched Donor Stories Project shares our donors' unique experiences and contributions to American diplomacy through their life stories, photographs, and more. Explore the Project: https://dcfdonorstories.org

The Donor Stories Project shares the experiences of those impacted by diplomacy who are now giving back to complete the National Museum of American Diplomacy.

07/31/2021
The Legacy of Ping-Pong Diplomacy

As athletes from around the world compete at the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, we are all reminded of the power of sports in fostering cultural exchange and advancing relationships. In 1971, the sport of ping pong changed the world after a friendly encounter between players at the World Table Tennis Tournament in Japan. Robert Daly, director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, describes the legacy of this moment and how it renewed cultural relations between the United States and China.

Learn more by watching our virtual program commemorating 50 years since the start of ping-pong diplomacy: https://youtu.be/7IJR6c0PIQ4

Happy 232nd birthday to the US Department of State! 🎂 President George Washington signed legislation establishing the De...
07/27/2021

Happy 232nd birthday to the US Department of State! 🎂 President George Washington signed legislation establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs #OnThisDay in 1789. A few months later, on September 15, additional legislation changed its name to the Department of State.

Happy 232nd birthday to the US Department of State! 🎂 President George Washington signed legislation establishing the Department of Foreign Affairs #OnThisDay in 1789. A few months later, on September 15, additional legislation changed its name to the Department of State.

By the mid-1950s, Sammy Lee had become a two-time Olympic diving gold medalist, a US Army physician, and a State Departm...
07/26/2021
Dr. Sammy Lee (1920-2016): Olympic Champion and Goodwill Ambassador - National Museum of American Diplomacy

By the mid-1950s, Sammy Lee had become a two-time Olympic diving gold medalist, a US Army physician, and a State Department goodwill ambassador. As a goodwill ambassador in Asia and Europe, Lee gave diving exhibitions for fans and classes to local divers. Drawing on his work as a physician, he also visited hospitals and medical schools.

During his tour, embassy officials reported that he was the first goodwill ambassador to receive positive and unbiased coverage from local pro-Communist newspapers and that he "seemed willing to dive off anything to carry out the program."

Learn more with National Museum of American Diplomacy's Facing Diplomacy project: http://ow.ly/p3GV50FDXkd

Goodwill ambassadors are prominent Americans who represented the United States overseas through State Department programs. Today, these individuals are more

#OnThisDay in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. The ADA proh...
07/26/2021
Diplomacy After Hours: Access for All: Diplomacy and Disability Rights

#OnThisDay in 1990, the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush. The ADA prohibits discrimination against individuals with disabilities and guarantees that they have the same rights and opportunities as everyone else.

Last year, the National Museum of American Diplomacy celebrated the ADA's 30th anniversary by exploring how inclusive educational and cultural exchanges can empower others to become disability-rights advocates: http://ow.ly/EYU650FDLGj

Join the National Museum of American Diplomacy (NMAD) and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), this month, this month, as we commemorate the...

Who's ready for the 2020 Olympic Games? In honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, the National Museum of Ame...
07/22/2021
Diplomacy After Hours: The Power of Olympians, Paralympians, and Sports Diplomacy

Who's ready for the 2020 Olympic Games? In honor of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan, the National Museum of American Diplomacy's upcoming Diplomacy After Hours virtual program will explore the role of the Olympics in American diplomacy.

Tune in to "The Power of Olympians, Paralympians, and Sports Diplomacy" next Wednesday (7/28) at 5 pm ET: http://ow.ly/ChK150FBqjz

​​What role do the Olympics play in American diplomacy? As the 2021 Summer Olympic Games kick off this month, please join NMAD for a virtual program on July 28, 2021 at 5 pm EDT to discuss the diplomatic impact of our nation’s athletes and the power of sports diplomacy. The discussion will fea...

Have you explored the National Museum of American Diplomacy's Facing Diplomacy project yet? Using academic resources and...
07/19/2021
Facing Diplomacy: Profiling Stories of Diverse Figures in American Diplomacy - National Museum of American Diplomacy

Have you explored the National Museum of American Diplomacy's Facing Diplomacy project yet? Using academic resources and diplomatic profiles, the project tells the untold stories of diverse figures in American diplomacy. Explore the project: http://ow.ly/bhUg50FzeIh

Diplomats of color have broken barriers and accomplished much, but their stories are often untold. Through the museum's Facing Diplomacy project, we are curating academic resources and telling the stories of diverse diplomats.

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