Use this media gallery to learn about the varied roles of U.S. diplomats in embassies and consulates around the world and at the U.S. Department of State. Diplomats have a clear mission—to carry out the foreign policy of the President and to represent the political and economic interests of the Untied States. Conducting foreign policy is a complex business requiring the hard work of mostly-unknown professional diplomats. There is a stereotype of the diplomat as a professional in a suit, sitting in a formal meeting room, negotiating peace, threatening war, or hammering out the terms of a treaty. However, that work is only a small part of their jobs.
(Text Source: U.S. Diplomacy Center)