Earlier this year, Panama welcomed high-level representatives from twenty countries to develop a joint road map to deal with the irregular migration crisis – perhaps the most visible challenge facing the Americas today, and the best example of how our fates as a region are interconnected.
Traditional Jaipongan dancers and a performance featuring the angklung marked the May 25 inauguration of the Washington Educational & Cultural Attaché Association (WECAA) at the Indonesian Embassy.
Every spring since 1992, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has staged a mock Passover Seder for the DC diplomatic community. But, to paraphrase the famous question traditionally asked by the youngest at the table: Why was this year different from all other years?
When Western Hemisphere heads of state gather in Los Angeles for next month’s Ninth Summit of the Americas, at least three presidents won’t be in attendance: Cuba’s Miguel Díaz-Canel, Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro and Nicaragua’s Daniel Ortega.
A blockbuster exhibition at the Phillips Collection attempts the difficult feat of both excising and contextualizing a young Spanish artist from and within decades of explosive, iconic creativity and misogyny.
With only 38,500 inhabitants in a territory exactly the same size as the District of Columbia, Liechtenstein is the world’s wealthiest country. According to the World Bank, its annual per-capita income is $175,813, ranking Liechtenstein ahead of Monaco, Luxembourg, Switzerland and Bermuda. Yet this 62-square-mile, German-speaking principality—wedged in between Switzerland and Austria—isn’t exactly a household name for everyone, conceded Liechtenstein’s ambassador to the United States, Georg Sparber.
The Washington Diplomat hosted its annual pre-White House Correspondents’ Dinner media bash at the Argentine Embassy on April 29.
Former Washington lobbyist and political consultant Peter Schechter has opened the city’s first restaurant chain that combines immigrant advocacy with a new concept in dining.
Juan Carlos Pinzón, Colombia’s ambassador to the US, discussed his country’s bilateral relations, the 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels and other issues in a March 30 talk at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Diplomatic Spotlight is a roundup of events happening in the Washington, DC’s diplomatic community. This edition includes Tulip Days at the Dutch ambassador’s residence, honoring Kathy Kemper and her nonprofit Institute for Education, and the National Museum of American Diplomacy unveiling a bust of former Secretary of State James Baker as part of their permanent collection.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts building is undergoing renovations, but its curators aren’t taking a break. Washingtonians can now visit an exciting off-site exhibition focused on contemporary artists and shifting perspectives at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center through May 22.
The Inter-American Dialogue, one of the nation’s most prestigious think tanks on Latin America, is getting a new boss: Rebecca Bill Chavez, PhD. She replaces Michael Shifter, who’s stepping down after 28 years with the Dialogue.