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A Call to Action for the Private Sector Amidst the Global Refugee Crisis

Seven countries in twenty-five days with a 16 month-old child. That was the harrowing journey over land and sea to escape Syria’s brutal civil war that one young couple shared with me last month at a refugee center in Berlin.

#GES2016: Applying the Lessons of Silicon Valley

Last week, the U.S. government hosted 700 entrepreneurs from 170 countries at the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley.

Q&A with MCC Acting Vice President Kyeh Kim: MCC & Let Girls Learn in Morocco

MCC is proud to join forces with other U.S. Government agencies as part of Let Girls Learn, a U.S. Government-wide effort that leverages the investments and successes achieved in primary school education and expands them to help adolescent girls go on to complete their education.

Department Officials #EngageAmerica on the Global Refugee Crisis

Last week, Montgomery College and George Mason University students were taken by surprise when Secretary of State John Kerry dropped by to welcome them to the State Department and observe a diplomatic simulation on refugees and f

Peace Through Khaan Quest: Mongolia and the Global Peace Operations Initiative

When many people think of Mongolia, they think of Genghis Khan, the legendary conqueror of the Eurasian landmass.

Ambassador Ruth Davis Honored For Her Lifetime Contributions to American Diplomacy

“I have always admired her strength, tenacity, and selflessness in choosing to serve on the frontlines of American foreign policy at a time when the participation of African Americans and women was not welcomed at home or abroad.

U.S. Foreign Assistance: A Decade of Impact

Ten years ago, then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice asked a simple question: how much money were the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) spending on democracy programs?

Five Key Elements of Effective Prevention Strategies to Combat Human Trafficking

Human trafficking, sometimes referred to as modern slavery, is the exploitation of an individual for the purposes of compelled labor or a commercial sex act through the use of force, fraud, or coercion.

Highlights from the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Last week, the United States hosted the seventh Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) at Stanford University in Silicon Valley.

Working Towards a National Peace in Burma

Last week it was my honor to welcome faith leaders of the Kachin people to the United States, along with USAID Assistant Administrator Jonathan Stivers and several of my State Department and USAID colleagues, to discuss U.S. Burma policy. Together we welcomed Father Dr.

The Economic Benefits of a 50 Percent Target for Clean Energy Generation by 2025

A new target for 50 percent clean energy generation across North America will help the environment, foster growing industries, and support hundreds of thousands of jobs.

President Obama Goes to Canada for the North America Leaders' Summit

Follow along as President Obama meets with Canada's Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexico's President Nieto in Ottawa, Canada.

In Diversity There is Strength

One of the many things that sets U.S. diplomacy apart is its diversity. There’s no doubt about it, we are the most diverse diplomatic corps in the world.

During Drought, Zimbabwe Adapts With Its Greatest Resource

It is impossible to ignore that Zimbabwe is facing a crisis. We drive west from Bulawayo on a paved road that, over the course of a few hours, becomes cracked and pockmarked before dissolving entirely into a dirt track.

Good Arctic Science Informs Good Arctic Policy

Earlier this month, Secretary Kerry and I visited Norway and Denmark to see firsthand the climate-change effects occurring in the Arctic and to meet with the scholars undertaking cutting-edge research on the dramatic environmental shifts occurring in the region.

Dedication and Mentorship: The Story of an American Diplomat

My journey to the State Department began in my hometown of Shreveport, Louisiana. Growing up I was fascinated with the history of Washington, D.C. and challenged myself to establish a career in the nation’s capital.

Challenging Innovators to Turn the Power On in Africa

Think you have a solution to power 20 million households in sub-Saharan Africa with clean and affordable electricity? We want to hear from you!

Global Entrepreneurship: Betting on a Future Defined by People Who Build, Not Destroy

Even as we respond to crises around the world, the United States must also make it clear to the world what we are for?—?a future defined by people who build, not destroy.

#IAmDiplomacy: My Journey To Stand for LGBTI Rights

More than 13 years ago, I walked into the State Department as a Student Trainee, one of just a couple undergraduates that year to be hired through what is now the PATHWAYS program that allows current students to start their career in diplomacy.

Looking back on World Refugee Day

On World Refugee Day, at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, 37 refugees from around the world raised their right hands, swore a solemn oath, and became American citizens.

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