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[…]

Ambassador Popp – Guatemala

From the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala, Ambassador William W. Popp shared his insights into the complexities of the many facets of Guatemalan culture, history and politics and its role on the global stage Only “one border away” from the United States, and one of the poorest nations in Latin America, Guatemala’s unstable economy has opened Read more about Ambassador Popp – Guatemala[…]

Ambassador Fite of Angola

Ambassador Fite of Angola

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 Ambassador Fite of Angola[…]

World Watch: Nicaragua with Ambassador Kevin Sullivan

World Watch: Nicaragua with Ambassador Kevin Sullivan

World Watch: Nicaragua with Ambassador Kevin SullivanMarch 2, 2021 Ambassador Sullivan opened the session with a brief biography of his Department of State career that has included eight different missions in 34 years on five different continents, with primary focus on the Latin American and Caribbean region.  He began his post as Ambassador to Nicaragua Read more about World Watch: Nicaragua with Ambassador Kevin Sullivan[…]

Ecuador Ambassador Fitzpatrick

Ecuador Ambassador Fitzpatrick

Ecuador: Ambassador Michael Fitzpatrick Ambassador Fitzpatrick is originally from Washington, DC, and a third-generation member of an extended family all focused on public service. He clearly loves his own role as a member of the Foreign Service, and quickly added that at time he has to “pinch himself” to know that in each of his Read more about Ecuador Ambassador Fitzpatrick[…]

Bolivia Art – Charisse Phillips

Bolivia Art – Charisse Phillips

What many books touch on when they talk about Bolivia, grinned Charisse Phillips, “are Ché Guevara, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, and Ancient Aliens.” Since August, 2020 she has been the Chargé d’Affaires at our embassy there, and she wants everyone to understand that Bolivia, with huge cultural, economic, political, and geographic pressures, plays Read more about Bolivia Art – Charisse Phillips[…]

Citizen Diplomacy Alliance co-sponsored a ZOOM with featured speaker Kevin Lin

Citizen Diplomacy Alliance co-sponsored a ZOOM with featured speaker Kevin Lin

On November 17, the Citizen Diplomacy Alliance co-sponsored a ZOOM conversation on the future of Hong Kong and U.S.-China Relations with the University of Arizona and Pima Community College. The featured speaker was Kevin Lin, researcher at the Global China Social Research Hub, Hong Kong University. Topics covered by Mr. Lin included:  What are the prospects Read more about Citizen Diplomacy Alliance co-sponsored a ZOOM with featured speaker Kevin Lin[…]

World Watch: Zooming in on Colombia with Ambassador Phillip Goldberg.

World Watch: Zooming in on Colombia with Ambassador Phillip Goldberg.

On September 3rd at 9:00 AM CDA Zoomed with U.S. Ambassador Phillip Goldberg, live from the Embassy in Bogotá Colombia, the fourth in our on-going series of World Watch meetings with U.S. Ambassadors abroad.  The Ambassador spoke about current conditions in Colombia in terms of the pandemic and the complex repatriation of 15,000 U.S. citizens Read more about World Watch: Zooming in on Colombia with Ambassador Phillip Goldberg.[…]