Global Impact Blog

Deep-fried Twinkies were once again the rage at last week’s Iowa State Fair, but the presidential candidates are doing more than just tasting this annual favorite. As a self-declared political junkie, I’ve been closely following what the candidates are saying — from the New Hampshire town hall meetings and the Iowa “soapbox” speeches to the […]

Earlier this month we saw the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. This year also has special significance with the creation of the United Nations seven decades ago, and the beginning of America’s role as a global leader. That same year, Senator Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI), soon-to-be-named-Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee […]

With the first of the presidential primary debates behind us, one thing is certain: the debate over America’s role in the world is only just beginning. With that in mind – and given the recent news that Russia decided to ban the National Endowment for Democracy’s (NED) activities in the country – let’s take a […]

Last week, global headlines focused on President Obama’s trip to Ethiopia and Kenya. During a tour of Faffa Foods– a baby food plant in Ethiopia– he met a woman that benefitted greatly from Feed the Future, USAID’s innovative food security program. Through the initiative, she was able to increase her crop yield significantly, empowering her […]

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 […]

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