Events and Activities

May 17, 2024

U.S. Foreign Service Gala Celebrating 100 Years of American Diplomacy

The event commemorated 100 years of modern American diplomacy while celebrating the dedication and sacrifice of the men and women of the Foreign Service. Invited guests included retired and active members of the Foreign Service as well as U.S. government officials, journalists, and leaders within the U.S. foreign affairs community.

May 8, 2024

Image Credit: National Museum of American Diplomacy

The Rogers Act: 100 Years of the Foreign Service

The Foreign Service Act of 1924, commonly known as the Rogers Act, established the modern U.S. Foreign Service as a career organization with employment based on competitive examination and merit. This change immediately affected the scope and impact of the Foreign Service. The merit-based system led to the personnel diversity we see today.

June 23, 2023

Celebration of the 80th birthday for Ambassador Ruth A. Davis

Celebration of the 80th birthday for Ambassador Ruth A. Davis held Friday, June 23, 2023 at the historic DACOR Bacon House in Washington, D.C.