Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia

Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia, started off her lively and informative World Watch ZOOM discussion by touting her host country as a success story. She mentioned Macedonia’s peaceful separation from Yugoslavia and the country’s entry into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization in 2020 as NATO’s thirtieth member.  Known as the Former Read more about Ambassador Kate Marie Byrnes, US Ambassador to North Macedonia[…]

Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman – Australia

Each of the Ambassadors and Embassy officials who have shared their time, their information, and their insights with us have given us a far greater understanding of U.S. relations with other countries than we might be able to get from general news sources. Sometimes the relationships are strong, and sometimes, as in the case of Read more about Chargé d’Affaires Michael Goldman – Australia[…]

Ambassador Chapman – Brazil

World Watch Brazil June 8, 2021 In a relaxed and very personable manner, Ambassador Chapman began by referencing his close personal ties with Arizona and acknowledging our Pat Watson for her persistence in putting him on our Ambassador World Watch schedule. He also praised her work with Citizen Diplomacy Alliance with the statement: “Citizen Diplomacy Read more about Ambassador Chapman – Brazil[…]

Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo

Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo  In November we heard from the current U.S. Consul General to Nogales, Sonora, Laura Biedenbach, whose chat was moderated by our former Consul General to Nogales, Sonora, Virginia Staab. In the recap of that meeting, I mentioned that it was such a pleasure and privilege to have a Read more about Mexico’s Consul in Tucson, Rafael Barceló Durazo[…]

A Portuguese colony until 1975

A Portuguese colony until 1975, Angola’s path since independence has been marked by on-going civil war, government corruption, a countryside full of hidden land mines, disease, and huge debt to China and other power countries until 2017, when President João Lorenzo was elected. According to U.S. Ambassador Nina Maria Fite, the new President has begun Read more about A Portuguese colony until 1975[…]

Consul General Nogales, Mexico

Consul General Laura Biedenbach, U.S. Consulate Nogales, Sonora One of my favorite projects at Citizen Diplomacy Alliance is our Meet the Ambassadors program. How many people have the chance to see our world through the eyes of our amazing Foreign Service diplomats directly from our embassies abroad? In the past year, we have visited with Read more about Consul General Nogales, Mexico[…]

Meet Chargé d’Affaires Richard H. Glenn from the U.S. Embassy in Chile

In a lively and truly insightful meeting, Richard H. Glenn, head of the U.S. Delegation to Chile, painted a picture of a country that emerged from the military dictatorship in the 70’s and 80’s to become a strong partner with the U.S. in promoting the values of democracy. Chile’s transition from dictatorship to a strong, Read more about Meet Chargé d’Affaires Richard H. Glenn from the U.S. Embassy in Chile[…]

Congratulations to Todd Robinson

Todd Robinson, former Ambassador to Guatemala, has been confirmed as the new Assistant Secretary for State INL. “Almost all of the illicit drugs causing the unprecedented rise in American deaths from drug overdoses are produced outside the United States. In order to achieve sustainable long-term solutions to the security challenges present by the illicit drug Read more about Congratulations to Todd Robinson[…]

Charge’ d’Affaires, Emily Fleckner

Negara Brunei Darussalam (State of Brunei, Abode of Peace) is situated on the China Sea coast in the northwest corner of the island of Borneo. It is a tiny country with a total population of 420 thousand, with half of the residents living in the capital city of Bandar Seri Begawan. Although small in land Read more about Charge’ d’Affaires, Emily Fleckner[…]