• June 22, 2022

    Climate Change’s Shadow Over Global Health

    Jessica Ritchie | June 22, 2022

    The implications of climate change for global health are impossible to deny, with climate change not only exacerbating existing health threats but also creating new public health challenges...

  • June 6, 2022

    Climate Change: A National Security Imperative

    Sean Sorbie | June 6, 2022

    Rising seas, the destruction of ecosystems, and unpredictable and severe weather: the immediate impacts of climate change phenomena such as these challenge America’s national security both in the near and long term. A whole-of-society approach...

  • May 23, 2022

    On the Brink: How Food Security and Climate Change Contributes to Social Unrest in Sri Lanka

    Jack Berson | May 23, 2022

    Food insecurity is not only a humanitarian crisis, but also a product of and a cause of civil unrest that can drive political instability around the world, as seen in Sri Lanka today. Globally, middle- and low-income economies are tackling worrying levels of food insecurity. Today, 811 million people go to bed hungry every night. Continued supply chains disruptions from the COVID-19 pandemic and Russia’s war on Ukraine have exacerbated social, political, and economic challenges. These shocks are reverberating throughout the world.

  • May 23, 2022

    USGLC Hosts Secretary Blinken at a Private Sector Roundtable on Humanitarian Assistance in Ukraine

    Dana Bruce, Alexis-Clair Roehrich | May 23, 2022

    USGLC brought together senior executive leaders from Airbnb, Cargill, Citi, Loews Corporation, Mastercard, PepsiCo, and Tent Foundation in New York City on Thursday, May 19 for an important conversation with Secretary Blinken on the role the private sector has played in providing humanitarian relief to the conflict in Ukraine, the next phase of reconstruction efforts, and other development initiatives to address global challenges. These leaders represent hundreds of businesses – large and small – who make up the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition.

  • May 16, 2022

    The Humanitarian Impacts of the Afghanistan Withdrawal

    Coby Jones | May 16, 2022

    Human rights in Afghanistan have a long history of turmoil. The U.S. withdrawal and the Taliban take-over have escalated a humanitarian crisis in a country that already struggled with protecting equal rights. Now is the time for the international...

  • April 22, 2022

    Celebrating Earth Day

    Evan Nye | April 22, 2022

    Today marks the 52nd anniversary of Earth Day, one of the world’s largest secular observances in which more than a billion people around the globe recognize the need to invest in our planet. People are celebrating by planting trees, picking up litter, demonstrating in their communities, and asking policymakers and leaders from their communities to support this year’s Earth Day theme to #InvestInOurPlanet. 

     

  • April 19, 2022

    Technology, Diplomacy & Development: Time to Up Our Game

    Liz Schrayer | April 19, 2022

    I still remember when then Secretary of State Colin Powell would travel around the world, and sneak into an office at one of our embassies overseas to see if he could access his computer at the State Department – and lo and behold he could not...

  • April 14, 2022

    Celebrating 5 Arab American Trailblazers in American Foreign Policy

    Nezar Jamal | April 14, 2022

    In honor of Arab American Heritage Month, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition is highlighting five Arab American trailblazers who have influenced American foreign policy and national security...

  • April 13, 2022

    Spotlight on the International Affairs Budget Programs with USGLC’s Interns

    Jessica Ritchie | April 13, 2022

    In their own words below, and in no particular order, our summer and fall intern classes of 2021 provide highlights of their presentations, helping show the range and diversity of U.S. international affairs programs and how their funding supports...

  • April 5, 2022

    Economically Empowering Women: A Chat with the DFC’s Algene Sajery

    Michelle Bekkering | April 5, 2022

    The DFC is America’s premier development finance institution. Partnering with the private sector and U.S. government agencies like the U.S. Agency for International Development, the DFC works to identify and fund solutions to the challenges the...