Remarks by the President at Cinco de Mayo Reception

The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release May 05, 2015   Remarks by the President at Cinco de Mayo Reception East Room 5:42 P.M. EDT      THE PRESIDENT:  Buenas tardes.  (Applause.)  Bienvenidos a la Casa Blanca -- (applause) … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Director General Chacon Congratulates State Department Employees Named as 2015 Service to America Medal Finalists

Director General Arnold Chacon is pleased to announce that two Department of State employees, Bridget Roddy and Edward Ramotowski, and a Department of State detailee, Jacob Moss, have been named as finalists of the 2015 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, a national awards program that honors the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: South Sudan: United States Provides Support for Justice and Accountability

Secretary Kerry announced yesterday that the United States plans to provide $5 million to promote justice and accountability in South Sudan, pending Congressional approval.  Many South Sudanese have long urged that those responsible for the crimes that have been committed in South Sudan during the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board to Host Public Discussion, “New Directions for Fulbright: Insights from Fellows in the Field”

The J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FFSB), in cooperation with the National Geographic Society, will host a public discussion as part of its 267th quarterly meeting,  “New Directions for Fulbright: Insights from Fellows in the Field,” on Thursday, May 7, 2015, from 9:30 … [Read more...]

Press Releases: 2015 U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue

The 19th session of the U.S.-Vietnam Human Rights Dialogue will be held on May 7 in Hanoi, Vietnam. U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Ted Osius and Assistant Secretary for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor Tom Malinowski will lead the U.S. delegation. Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director General for International … [Read more...]

Press Releases: The Office of Art in Embassies Announces American Artist Lecture by Glenn Ligon

On May 11, the Department of State’s Office of Art in Embassies (AIE) American Artist Lecture Series will feature noted artist Glenn Ligon in conversation with London-based designer and curator Duro Olowu at the Tate Modern in London. AIE’s lecture series, in collaboration with U.S. Embassy London … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Assistant Secretary Malinowski and Coordinator Painter Travel to Mongolia for World Press Freedom Day and Freedom Online Coalition Conference

Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Tom Malinowski, Coordinator for Cyber Issues Chris Painter, and other U.S. government representatives traveled to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, for the fifth annual conference of the Freedom Online Coalition. The theme for the 2015 conference, the … [Read more...]

Press Releases: Rewards for Justice – Reward Offers for Information on Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Terrorists

The U.S. Department of State's Rewards for Justice Program is offering rewards for information on four key leaders of the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Secretary of State has authorized rewards of up to $7 million for information on ‘Abd al-Rahman Mustafa … [Read more...]

Press Releases: United States Breaks Ground on New U.S. Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo

As an important symbol of the enduring friendship with the Republic of Kosovo, U.S. Ambassador to Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson broke ground on the new U.S. Embassy in Pristina today.The new Embassy will be situated on a 12-acre site in central Pristina, and will include a chancery, a U.S. Marine Corps … [Read more...]

Remarks by the President at Nomination of General Joe Dunford as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and General Paul Selva as Vice Chairman

Rose Garden *Please see below for a correction, marked with an asterisk. 11:57 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT:  Good morning.  As Americans, we are blessed with the strongest military the world has ever known.  Yes, our system of equipment and technology, our logistical capacity is unmatched.  But … [Read more...]