Our Mission

Who We Are

The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition (USGLC) is a broad-based influential network of 400 businesses and NGOs; national security and foreign policy experts; and business, faith-based, academic and community leaders in all 50 states who support a smart power approach of elevating diplomacy and development alongside defense in order to build a better, safer world.

Why It Matters

In today’s interconnected world, America must use all of the instruments of national security and foreign policy at its disposal.  America’s smart power tools of diplomacy and development are underfunded and undermanned, which is why the USGLC supports a strong and effective International Affairs Budget for:

  • Protecting National Security by fighting terrorism, stabilizing weak and fragile states, combating weapons proliferation and promoting global stability;
  • Building Economic Prosperity by developing international markets, driving economic development, building micro-enterprises and expanding exports;
  • Strengthening Humanitarian Values by saving lives, alleviating global poverty, fighting HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases as well as hunger, expanding educational opportunities and strengthening democratic institutions.

What We Do

The USGLC works in our nation’s capital and across the country to educate and inspire support from the American public and policymakers on the importance of America’s civilian-led tools of diplomacy and development.  By advocating for increases in the International Affairs Budget, the USGLC is working to make the smart power tools of diplomacy and development a keystone of America’s engagement with the world.

The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign

The U.S. Global Leadership Campaign is the advocacy arm of the USGLC. Created in 1995, this 501(c)(4) organization brings together over 400 businesses and non-governmental organizations who share a commitment to advocating for a robust U.S. International Affairs Budget.

The Center for U.S. Global Leadership

The Center for U.S. Global Leadership is the education arm of the USGLC. This 501(c)(3) organization develops dynamic programs in the nation’s capital and across the country to educate the American public about the importance of America’s smart power tools of development and diplomacy.

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