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7 Ways to Give Back While You Travel

Adam Pervez | Posted 03.13.2014 | Travel
Adam Pervez

Traveling is one of life's biggest privileges. Adventures and experiences of a lifetime are ripe for the picking on all seven continents and people often ask me how they can give back while they travel. Here are some suggestions.

Those Ignorant Ambassadors

Dennis Jett | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics
Dennis Jett

Critics should unwring their hands because selling ambassadorships is a time-honored tradition that is not going to change. America's representation abroad could be improved, but editorial indignation won't do it.

The Tao of Political Ambassadors

Peter Van Buren | Posted 02.18.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You don't have to know anything, or have any specific background or training, to be the president's personal representative abroad and conduct foreign policy on behalf of the World's Most Powerful Nation.

Obama's Ambassador Problem

Lionel Beehner | Posted 04.10.2014 | World
Lionel Beehner

Our foreign policy will continue to be a eight-year-long trainwreck and second-rate operation so long as Obama anoints his richest bundlers as ambassadors.

Nelson Mandela: The Measure of the Man

James A. Joseph | Posted 02.12.2014 | College
James A. Joseph

In 1996, I was back in South Africa to present my credentials to President Mandela as the U.S. Ambassador. "I have come to exchange my 'free Mandela' sign for my credentials as the United States Ambassador," I said. He loved it.

Do Politicians Make Good Diplomats? (VIDEO)

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

On this week's episode of "Conversations with Nicholas Kralev," meet the Canadian ambassador to the United States, Gary Doer, a longtime politician who was most recently premier of the province of Manitoba.

Obama Taps Goldman Sachs Executive as Ambassador to Canada

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

A veteran Goldman Sachs & Co. executive and major fundraiser for President Barack Obama has been nominated as the next ambassador to Canada -- the latest in a parade of big-dollar campaign backers slated to represent U.S. interests abroad.

Ms. Ambassador!

Michael Hodin | Posted 11.16.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

When Caroline Kennedy goes before the Senate for her confirmation hearings to become the U.S. Ambassador to Japan, she could surprise everyone by showing an appreciation for Japan's single most important issue -- its aging population.

Power Presents Credentials As U.S. Ambassador To UN

AP | EDITH M. LEDERER | Posted 10.05.2013 | Politics

UNITED NATIONS — Samantha Power presented her credentials as U.S. ambassador to the United Nations to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday, s...

Foreign Service Exam Question: What to Do With Edward Snowden on the Fourth of July in Moscow?

John Brown | Posted 09.06.2013 | Comedy
John Brown

Good luck with your exam, but don't expect USG employment until you pass the security clearance!

The Final Authority on Influence Marketing

Jure Klepic | Posted 08.15.2013 | Business
Jure Klepic

Influence marketing has been anointed as the golden-haired darling of the social media world ever since marketers first figured out that word-of-mouth...

Interview With Snowboarder Ryan Hudson

Stacy Bare | Posted 08.04.2013 | Black Voices
Stacy Bare

Ryan, who grew up in and out of homeless shelters in San Diego, Calif., was introduced to snowboarding through Outdoor Outreach and his life took a 180, propelling him forward and into the mountains.

Ambassador Caroline Kennedy? We Could Do Worse

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 06.02.2013 | Politics
Nicholas Kralev

Aside from the lack of language skills, Kennedy is a much better choice than most campaign bundlers who get plush ambassadorial posts for no other reason than having fundraised for the winning presidential candidate.

Selling Ambassadorships Is as American as Apple Pie

Dennis Jett | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Dennis Jett

The United States prides itself on having a market economy. But does that philosophy really have to extend to the selling of government jobs as well?

Ambassador Wintour? Is Diplomacy a Profession or a Hobby?

Nicholas Kralev | Posted 02.04.2013 | World
Nicholas Kralev

Diplomacy today is about much more than just being "the face" of the United States to the host country or about throwing and attending parties. There is no evidence that Anna Wintour would be good at that.

The Top 3 Security Threats the UN General Assembly Must Address

Michael Shank | Posted 11.28.2012 | World
Michael Shank

What we say, do, and eat has global implications, and on these three major security frontiers we must do better: religious, food and climate security. Each of us has a role to play, and each of us is capable of making a difference.

No More Benghazis

Joseph Blady, M.D. | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics
Joseph Blady, M.D.

To continue on our current foreign policy course means more dead soldiers, more dead Foreign Service personnel, and more wasted resources. The rest of the world is willing to shed blood. It shouldn't be ours.

White House pulls ambassador-nominee accused of drunk driving

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Fred Schulte and Michael BeckeliWatch NewsThe White House has withdrawn the nomination of Washington attorney Timothy M. Broas -- a top Obama cam...

Joshua Hersh

Matthew Bryza, Former Ambassador To Azerbaijan, Responds To Oil Job Controversy

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 06.20.2012 | World

Matthew Bryza, the former U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan, is responding to a recent flurry of controversy over reports that he had joined the board of ...

The Bangkok Bombing Attributed to Iran: A Scene From a Keystone Kops Movie or a Clever or Rushed Maneuver by the Iranians?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 04.18.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Did the three suspected Iranians terrorists in Bangkok reenact a scene from the early 1920s silent film comedies -- the Keystone Kops featuring clumsy...

A Fond Farewell From Washington

Nigel Sheinwald | Posted 03.07.2012 | World
Nigel Sheinwald

I leave Washington today after over four years as the British Ambassador. It's been a fascinating and rewarding time to represent Britain in this country.

Embajadors in Spain

Susan Lewis Solomont | Posted 02.13.2012 | Home
Susan Lewis Solomont

We arrived in Spain a week ago Saturday (Jan 9, 2010), and have been very warmly welcomed. Our residence is beautiful and we're beginning to settle into our home.

Christina Wilkie

Second Obama Donor In Two Years Headed To Luxembourg

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama has announced the nomination of the second U.S. ambassador to Luxembourg in as many years: Florida real estate developer...

Obama Appoints Jeremy Bernard as White House Social Secretary

David Mixner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Mixner

Jeremy Bernard will be the first male ever to serve as White House Social Secretary. Indefatigable, unfailingly affable and extremely knowledgeable, no one deserves this prestigious appointment more.

Clinton Convenes Unprecedented Mass Meeting Of U.S. Ambassadors

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is convening an unprecedented mass meeting of U.S. ambassadors. The top envoys from near...