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As President Obama travels through Kenya and Ethiopia this week, I am reminded of the incredible Africans I have met who are transforming their communities and countries. Over the past year, I have had the privilege of leading three fact-finding trips to Africa with members of Congress, retired generals, policy advisors, and leaders from the […]

President Obama recently signed the renewal of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) into law. This critical bill was championed by Speaker John Boehner and Representatives Ed Royce and Karen Bass in the House, and Senators Bob Corker and Chris Coons in the Senate. The AGOA renewal ensures that developing nations in sub-Saharan Africa […]

As the 2016 presidential debates approach, foreign policy is already playing a central role. Too often U.S. foreign assistance has been targeted because many people believe that we spend more on foreign assistance than we actually do and that it lacks transparency and accountability. An improved online “dashboard” that provides data on foreign assistance programs […]

As the USGLC marks its 20th year, we are incredibly proud of all that we have accomplished together to strengthen American global leadership over the past two decades. Dubbed the “strange bedfellows” coalition by the Washington Post, we celebrate the diverse breadth and depth of our national network of businesses, NGOs, and the faith community […]

When official resources are limited, where can small investments from the United States have the biggest impact on helping to build and open new markets that also help create jobs at home? Some of the fastest growing economies are in the developing world, and a newly released report suggests that the developing world may also […]

UPS Americas President, Romaine Seguin, discusses the “logistics” of staying alive. Click the link below to read the full post on the UPS blog, Longitudes. “The only way women are going to advance in the global economy is by having income, which means work. But according to United Nations studies, only about half of the […]

VSP Spotlight: former Captain Jim Morin, U.S. Army As we celebrate 239 years of freedom in the United States on this July 4th, we honor the millions of Americans who defend the cause of freedom here at home and around the world. It seemed a fitting opportunity to post the first of many upcoming conversations […]

“Whether we like it or not, we find ourselves, our Nation, in a world position of vast responsibility. We can act for our own good by acting for the world’s good.” With these words, Secretary of State George Marshall called on Congress to pass what would become known as the Marshall Plan, the economic recovery […]

In case you missed some of the news coverage on the USGLC State Leaders Summit and Tribute Dinner, here are some of the stories and interviews that feature our fantastic leaders from across the country: Bill Theobald has a great piece in USA Today on the, “several hundred leaders from 27 states who [came to] […]

As the devastation from the earthquake in Nepal becomes clearer, we have seen an incredible response from the U.S. government, American NGOs and the business community. Terrible events like this remind us of the critical role our nation plays in humanitarian response around the world. Our ability to deploy resources quickly to disaster zones is […]

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