Global Impact Blog
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On Monday, May 6th the University of Minnesota’s Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs awarded the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition with its 2013 Public Leadership Award for Responsible U.S. Global Engagement. Given for “promoting the common good in a diverse world”, the USGLC is proud to join previous recipients of the Public Leadership Award [...]
While foreign policy debates in Washington may be obsessed with the pivot to Asia or the crises in the Middle East, President Obama’s recent three-day swing through Latin America highlights that our engagement in our own neighborhood is just as important [...]
Aysha House-Moshi is the Director of Congressional Affairs for the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). OPIC finances projects around the world in conjunction with private sector companies to encourage development and promote stability. Ms. House-Moshi provides an on-the-ground look at a project in Haiti that brought together governments, businesses, and NGOs to help rebuild the country in [...]
USAID Administrator Raj Shah and Millennium Challenge Corporation CEO Daniel Yohannes were on Capitol Hill last week continuing Administration testimony on the Administration’s FY14 International Affairs Budget. Appearing before House and Senate committees over two days, Dr. Shah stressed the vital role international development plays, saying, “This is an important moment for development.
Last fall, my children came home and told me their school was raising money to fight malaria.
The Administration’s $52 billion International Affairs Budget request is nearly identical to amounts enacted for FY13 (post-sequestration) but represents a 4% cut from FY12 with $48.2 billion in base funding and $3.8 billion for Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO) programs.
With less than 1,000 days until the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it seems the whole world – and Washington – is talking about what’s next for global development.
“The simple fact is, the United States cannot be strong at home if we are not strong in the world,” said Secretary of State John Kerry to Members of Congress this week in support of International Affairs programs.
Yesterday was World Health Day, and marked the 65th anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organization. This year’s theme, high blood pressure, might seem to be a “first world” health problem to many, but heart disease actually affects over 1 billion people in every region of the globe, and is a major concern [...]