Twelve Stories You May Have Missed in 2012

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton meets with Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, Chair of the National League for Democracy and Member of Parliament from Kawmhu Constituency, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., September 18, 2012. [State Department photo/ Public Domain]

About the Author: Mike Hammer serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs.

Here are just a few stories that you may have missed from the Department of State in 2012:

1. The U.S. Department of State designated January 2012 as 21st Century Statecraft Month, which kicked-off a year-long commitment to digital engagement, including our first nine-language Twitter Q&A and first Persian-language Google+ Hangout.

2. The State Department announced improvements to the visa process and a decrease in the interview wait times in key tourism markets, such as Brazil and China, as part of the State Department’s… more »

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