Government Matters Logo
Generic selectors
Exact matches only
Search in title
Search in content
Search in posts
Search in pages
Ambassador Michael Kozak, senior bureau official at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the State Department, outlines the important work his team is performing, and why it’s important to U.S. diplomacy.

The Department of State is keeping an eye on the recent unrest in Venezuela. As the situation unfolds, diplomats are working to ensure that people in the region are safe. Ambassador Michael Kozak, senior bureau official at the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in the State Department, is a finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medal. He says that the State Department can still be helpful without direct intervention.

 

“One of the specialties we have is dealing with countries, in some places, where we have no USAID mission but also no embassy and you are still trying to reach out and find people in those places. Places like North Korea, Iran, or something like that,” Kozak said. “And you just keep working and trying to nurture that relationship and help those people help themselves. Rather than us having to come in and do something for them. It can be productive over the long haul.”

Sponsored Content

Agency in Motion: Army

Watch Agency in Motion: Army on Tuesday, November 30th at 8:30 and 10:30 PM on WJLA 24/7 News, Sponsored by Carahsoft and Cloudera
More
November 2021
S M T W T F S
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930  
Where to Watch
  • Weeknights at 8 PM and 10:30 PM on WJLA 24/7
  • Sunday Mornings at 10:30 AM on 7News
  • AFN American Forces Network
    Worldwide on American Forces Network
Our Brands
  • Government Matters Logo
  • Government Matters Defense
  • Government Matters Thought Leadership Network