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Pollywood: Kosovo Looks Ahead

Pollywood: Kosovo Looks Ahead

New ambassador seeks to put fresh face on nation in U.S.

Life of the Party: Danish Royals in DC

Life of the Party: Danish Royals in DC

The Phillips Collection hosts Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness The Prince Consort.

WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

Susan Lehrman and the Embassy of China hosted the Washington National Opera’s signature annual benefit and also honored Placido Domingo for his long service.

Diplomatic Dance: Bienvenue! Ambassador Delattre

Diplomatic Dance: Bienvenue! Ambassador Delattre

Washington and Relais & Chateaux welcomes French Ambassador Francois Delattre to the neighborhood.

Diplomatic Dance: Georgia On Our Mind

Diplomatic Dance: Georgia On Our Mind

Meet Georgia's new Ambassador to the United States, Temuri Yakobashvili. His appointment position holds significance during a critical time in US / Georgian relations.

Diplomatic Dance: Awards and Heroic Feats Draft

Diplomatic Dance: Awards and Heroic Feats Draft

Austria honors Gertrude d’Amecourt, Chile’s guitar-playing ambassador readies to rock, and a fitting tribute to a canine hero of Embassy Row By Gail Scott


Pollywood: Kosovo Looks Ahead

Pollywood: Kosovo Looks Ahead

07 August 2012

New ambassador seeks to put fresh face on nation in U.S.

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Life of the Party: Danish Royals in DC

Life of the Party: Danish Royals in DC

22 June 2011

The Phillips Collection hosts Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark and His Royal Highness The Prince Consort.

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WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

WL Sponsored: The Opera Serenades its Maestro

10 May 2011

Susan Lehrman and the Embassy of China hosted the Washington National Opera’s signature annual benefit and also honored Placido Domingo for his long service.

Posted in Balls and Galas

Diplomatic Dance: Bienvenue! Ambassador Delattre

Diplomatic Dance: Bienvenue! Ambassador Delattre

27 April 2011

Washington and Relais & Chateaux welcomes French Ambassador Francois Delattre to the neighborhood.

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Diplomatic Dance: Georgia On Our Mind

Diplomatic Dance: Georgia On Our Mind

25 February 2011

Meet Georgia's new Ambassador to the United States, Temuri Yakobashvili. His appointment position holds significance during a critical time in US / Georgian relations.

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Diplomatic Dance: Awards and Heroic Feats Draft

Diplomatic Dance: Awards and Heroic Feats Draft

04 February 2011

Austria honors Gertrude d’Amecourt, Chile’s guitar-playing ambassador readies to rock, and a fitting tribute to a canine hero of Embassy Row By Gail Scott

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Diplomatic Dance: Public & Cultural Diplomacy

Diplomatic Dance: Public & Cultural Diplomacy

12 November 2010

The action on Embassy Row moves from the concert hall to the front yard, back yard and countryside

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Diplomatic Dance: Back to School for New Ambassadors

Diplomatic Dance: Back to School for New Ambassadors

25 October 2010

Diplomats-in-training are surprised to discover that prepping for a new post involves much more than language lessons and protocol seminars.

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Diplomatic Dance: What Special Relationship?

Diplomatic Dance: What Special Relationship?

22 October 2010

Two seasoned British envoys reflect on the course of U.S.-U.K. diplomacy.

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My Washington: Japanese Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki

My Washington: Japanese Amb. Ichiro Fujisaki

07 October 2010

Washington Life spoke to Ichiro Fujisaki, Ambassador of Japan, to find out what makes his DC.

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Diplomatic Dance: Grace and Power

Diplomatic Dance: Grace and Power

06 October 2010

Washington salutes the growing ranks of female ambassadors.

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Diplomatic Dance: DC’s Top 5 Embassy Scandals

Diplomatic Dance: DC’s Top 5 Embassy Scandals

06 October 2010

A look back at the most peculiar scandals on Embassy Row.

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Diplomatic Dance: Earthquake Diplomacy

Diplomatic Dance: Earthquake Diplomacy

26 March 2010

Chilean and Haitian ambassadors scramble in the wake of tragedy at home; a new Chinese envoy arrives; and a capital cycling event

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Diplomatic Dance: Trade and Tastings

Diplomatic Dance: Trade and Tastings

05 December 2009

Colombian and Panamanian envoys focus on free trade agreements; the new chief of protocol doesn’t forget the little folks.

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Diplomatic Dance: Hail, Farewell, and a Quiz

Diplomatic Dance: Hail, Farewell, and a Quiz

16 November 2009

Singapore’s ‘minister mentor’ feted; EU Commission’s ambassador departs for ‘greener’ pastures.

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Embassy Row: Uzbekistan’s Storied Home

Embassy Row: Uzbekistan’s Storied Home

13 November 2009

The Embassy of the Republic of Uzbekistan is a classically elegant mix of East and West with an long history and detailed design

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Diplomatic Dance: My Washington

Diplomatic Dance: My Washington

21 October 2009

British Ambassador Sir Nigel Sheinwald names his favorite places in DC.

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Diplomatic Dance: A Race Through History

Diplomatic Dance: A Race Through History

21 October 2009

Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure comes to the Middle East.

Posted in Charity Spotlight

Our Diplomatic Family

Our Diplomatic Family

21 October 2009

Contributing Editor and Diplomatic Dance columnist Gail Scott on the tightly-knit Embassy Row community.

Posted in Ambassador's Directory

Diplomatic Dance: Learning English in Kalorama

Diplomatic Dance: Learning English in Kalorama

21 October 2009

Growing up in New Jersey, I remember my mother telling me how she immigrated to America.

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The European Union Spouses

The European Union Spouses

21 October 2009

Recognizing the essential role these spouses serve within the diplomatic community. Photos by Abby Greenawalt.

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Diplomacy 2.0

Diplomacy 2.0

21 October 2009

Mark Drapeau writes on connecting to a global audience one tweet at a time.

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The 2009 Ambassador’s Directory

The 2009 Ambassador’s Directory

14 October 2009

We proudly present our 2009-2010 Washington Life Diplomatic List.

Posted in Ambassador's Directory

Summertime on Embassy Row

Summertime on Embassy Row

10 September 2009

The Obamas’ first diplomatic reception, the president’s sister comes to town, and diplomatic nuptials of note

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All that Jazz

All that Jazz

01 August 2009

Perspectives on power and music, plus diplomatic comings and goings.

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Summer’s International Melange

Summer’s International Melange

01 July 2009

British elegance, the gift of music, and a global fight to cure cancer.

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Spring Awards Shower

Spring Awards Shower

01 June 2009

High honors, tireless diplomacy, and open houses all over town.

Posted in Diplomatic Dance

Envoys on the Move

Envoys on the Move

01 May 2009

The Poles’ new home, hip Japanese talent, and a Costa Rican trade agreement.

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Honors and Farewells

Honors and Farewells

01 April 2009

The Mondales return, diplomatic moves and a movie queen on Embassy Row.

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Canada!

Canada!

01 April 2009

Canadian Ambassador Michael Wilson reflects on our northern neighbor's commitment to protect a shared environment.

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Spring Breaks

Spring Breaks

01 March 2009

One envoy says ‘I do;’ another says ‘I don’t’ By Gail Scott Diplomatic Nuptials Saudi Arabian Ambassador Adel Al-Jubeir is a bachelor no longer! While we weren’t watching he got married to beautiful widow Farah Al-Fayez, 27, with whom he is now living (along with her six-year-old twins) in his McLean ambassadorial residence. Everything was […]

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Style Ambassadors

Style Ambassadors

01 November 2008

Eclectic wardrobes typify Washington’s diplomatic nomads.

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Adel al-Jubeir: The (Now) Behind the Scenes Diplomat

Adel al-Jubeir: The (Now) Behind the Scenes Diplomat

01 October 2008

By John Greenya Adel al-Jubeir doesn’t get the easy jobs. But the apparent ease with which he handles them suggests that the still-new Saudi Arabian ambassador, having shown he can operate in the spotlight, is equally effective and relaxed away from the glare in his new role as his country’s point man in Washington. When […]

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Their Excellencies, Modern-Age Diplomats…Are They Necessary?

Their Excellencies, Modern-Age Diplomats…Are They Necessary?

01 October 2008

By Roland Flamini Renée Jones-Bos, the Netherland’s new ambassador to Washington, hit the ground running. During her first official week on the job she presented her credentials to President George Bush on Wednesday along with other recent arrivals. On Friday, there was a special meeting of EU ambassadors on the situation in Iran, and then […]

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Summer Dispatches

Summer Dispatches

01 September 2008

Very special national days, diplomatic moves, and a summer barbecue.

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Peace and Politics

Peace and Politics

01 July 2008

Change is in the air.

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“Wealth” in Different Lands

“Wealth” in Different Lands

01 June 2008

Definitions of affluence differ; but red, white, and blue is a charmer.

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