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With the Fourth of July just around the corner, Americans across the country are looking forward to barbecues, fireworks, and hopefully, time spent with family and friends. But what about those working in the 275 embassies and diplomatic posts around the world– how will they celebrate Independence Day thousands of miles from home? By doing what they do best: sharing American culture, traditions, and values with those living outside of the United States’ borders.

Geofrey was able to save baby Praise thanks to a program made possible by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and partners like Johnson & Johnson and Save the Children. As we give thanks to our own mothers this Mother’s Day, let’s also thank Johnson & Johnson and Save the Children for all they are doing to ensure that more women have a chance to become mothers, and more children are born healthy and happy.

Today, we are closer than we have ever been to a malaria-free generation. In less than two decades, global mortality rates have fallen by over 60 percent and more children are surviving to celebrate their fifth birthday. With vaccinations anticipated to begin in Africa next year as a part of the World Health Organization’s pilot program, the world is on the precipice of gaining another powerful tool in the fight against malaria. We aren’t the first generation to bear the burden of malaria – one of the oldest and deadliest diseases on earth – but we are well on our way to being the last.

As technology continues to transform the way we communicate, it’s easy to overlook radio as a viable means of communication. Instead, we look to the latest smartphone or social media platform. Despite the common misperception that radio is no longer relevant in today’s digital world, it remains one of the most powerful and cost-effective ways […]

Days after Donald Trump was sworn in as our nation’s 45th President, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) spoke with John Dickerson on CBS’ Face the Nation about why combatting terrorism necessitates a strong investment in our civilian-led tools of foreign policy. The Senator maintained that in order to keep America safe, strong, and secure the U.S. […]

Matt Damon was among the policy-makers, CEOs, and thought leaders from across the globe who descended on Davos, Switzerland last week for the 2017 World Economic Forum. He attended not as an actor, but as a co-founder of, an organization dedicated to bringing clean water and sanitation facilities to those without. While in Davos, […]

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