DipNote Home DipNote Home All Posts Browse by Topic HomeAbout DipNote ...DipNote hide DipNote The Official Blog of the U.S. Department of State Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Flickr Subscribe May 5, 2021 “Perseverance and Assiduousness”: The Story of an Asian American Foreign Service Officer May 4, 2021 An Honor to Serve April 27, 2021 Connecting With the Young African Leaders Initiative Subscribe Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Flickr Share Share this page on: Close Recent Stories May 5, 2021 May 5, 2021 “Perseverance and Assiduousness”: The Story of an Asian American Foreign Service Officer I was born in a tiny town near my grandparents’ village in northern Zhejiang Province, China. With no money to send me to day ca... May 4, 2021 May 4, 2021 An Honor to Serve In April 1990 I was serving my first tour as a foreign service officer in Matamoros, Mexico as a vice consul. We got a call that a... May 3, 2021 May 3, 2021 Commemorating World Press Freedom Day On May 3, we commemorate World Press Freedom Day and reaffirm the ideal that information is a public good, and that people have a ... April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 Arab Americans and the Fabric of our Nation Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of State recognized April as National Arab American Heritage Month. As such, it is a time ... April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 The Story of Arab Americans’ Beginning in America – And the Quest for Fair Representation Estebanico Azemmouri, a Moroccan man, landed in the United States of America in 1527, and Antonio Bishallany who immigrated from L... April 30, 2021 April 30, 2021 Jazz Diplomacy: Then and Now For the past eight decades, the State Department has relied on good old rag-timing, toe-tapping, bee-bopping Jazz to unite peoples... April 27, 2021 April 27, 2021 Connecting With the Young African Leaders Initiative The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) recently celebrated its 10th anniversary. This week, Secretary Blinken is joining YALI... Browse All FOLLOW @STATEDEPT Facebook Twitter Instagram YouTube Flickr 69592 6141121Welcome to the U.S. Department of State Twitter account. Follow @SecBlinken for more from the Secretary. For all Department accounts: https://t.co/kzsNMIOwF9.