Kamala Harris taking the oath of office (© Saul Loeb/AP Images)

Asian Americans in politics

From local governments to Congress and the Office of the Vice President, Americans of Asian descent are making their mark in U.S. politics.
President Biden looking on as Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks (© Patrick Semansky/AP Images)

The Biden-Harris administration is the most diverse ever

A government that looks like America is a Biden administration priority — and new data shows this is the most diverse government in America’s history.
Left: Engraving of Moses A. Hopkins (Frank Leslie's Sunday Magazine) Right: Portrait of Oliver Hazard Perry (U.S. Naval Academy Museum Collection)

State Department honors its forgotten heroes

A memorial at the U.S. Department of State is gaining 71 new names of those who died serving on diplomatic missions. Learn about some of these heroes.
Katherine Tai holding one hand in air while placing other on book held by man as Vice President Harris speaks (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

Meet the woman who represents the United States in trade

Katherine C. Tai was recently sworn in as the 19th U.S. trade representative. Learn more about her and her priorities here.
Jill Biden speaking to students in a classroom (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

As U.S. students show appreciation for teachers, they can touch the...

First lady Jill Biden and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff are not the first educators to take on ceremonial White House roles.
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley speaking at lectern as Antony Blinken looks on (© Mandel Ngan/AP Images)

State Department creates new position to advocate for diplomatic diversity

Ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley will be the U.S. Department of State's first chief diversity and inclusion officer. Learn more here.
Infographic explaining five steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador (State Dept./H. Efrem)

Steps to becoming a U.S. ambassador [infographic]

Being asked by the president to represent America as ambassador to another nation is the job and honor of a lifetime. Learn how one becomes an ambassador.
Portrait of Barbara Watson (© HIAS)

Barbara Watson paved the way for women and Black diplomats

Learn more about the life of Barbara Watson, who rose through the ranks at the State Department and broke new ground for women and Black diplomats.
White House press secretary Jen Psaki speaking from behind lectern while seated woman raises her hand (© Alex Brandon/AP Images)

America strives for open government

An open government is vital to democracy. Learn how the U.S. government ensures the public has access to information supporting its decisions.