Diplomatic Encounter: Sweden

December 6, 2017

Ambassador Karin Olofsdotter is no stranger to the United States, to Washington, D.C., or, for that matter, to Georgetown. Comfortably sitting in her corner office overlooking the Potomac at House […]

Weekend Round Up November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

The French Embassy will celebrate the Beaujolais Nouveau, the National Gallery will launch its Anne Truitt show and American University will welcome Women in Film & Video.

Controversial Visa Lottery Back in the News

November 2, 2017

Uzbekistan, the country of origin of the “truck terrorist,” received 2,378 diversity visas in 2016; in 2010, when Sayfullo Saipov entered, his country of origin received the most diversity visas of all countries: 3,596.

Diplomatic Encounters: Japan

October 25, 2017

Nobuko’s winning smile and welcoming personality, along with the ambassador’s charm and sense of humor, have made Ken (short for Kenichiro) and Nobuko Sasae one of the most popular diplomatic […]

Immigration Agency Stepping Up Employer Sanctions

October 23, 2017

Thomas Homan, the new acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, announced that he would be placing a new emphasis on sanctioning employers who knowingly employ workers without legal work permits.

Skipping the Game for an Embassy Evening

October 16, 2017

The Oct. 12 event was organized by the Charities Aid Foundation of America and Diaspora Gives Bangladesh, as well as by the Embassy Series, an international concert series in D.C.

Negotiations on DREAMers Begin

October 10, 2017

For more than a decade, DREAMers have been used (a) by Democrats as a legislative bait-and-switch bargaining chip to drive comprehensive immigration reform and (b) by Republicans as a reason to enhance border security.

Diplomatic Encounters

September 28, 2017

A doorway to America and a window on the world, Meridian International Center welcomes Washington’s many diplomats to life in Washington while, at the same time, offering Washingtonians a unique […]

Celebrating Turkish Culture on Pennsylvania Ave. (photos)

September 27, 2017

The family-friendly festival on Sunday, Sept. 24, featured a Turkish bazaar and a rich variety of live musical and folk-dance performances.