• February 16, 2024

    37th Annual African Union Summit: What to Expect

    Binta Jalloh in Diplomacy, Economic Prosperity, Global Development | February 16, 2024

    When African leaders convene for the 37th annual African Union (AU) summit on February 17-18 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, the world will be watching for signs about the future of the global economy, security, and health, and the role Africa plays in all of this.  

  • February 15, 2024

    Black History Month Profiles of USGLC State Leaders

    Elizabeth Onibokun in Economic Prosperity, Global Development | February 15, 2024

    This month, in celebration of Black History Month, we are shining a spotlight on two of our Advisory Committee members, the impactful work they are carrying out in their communities, and why leading globally matters locally.

  • February 1, 2024

    5 Black Economists Whose Work Has Influenced U.S. Diplomacy and Foreign Policy

    Camila Chicaiza | February 1, 2024

    The ongoing global economic crisis has had a far-reaching impact, affecting individuals globally in different ways. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has impacted many critical aspects of our lives from upending global supply chains, to impacting...

  • January 8, 2024

    A Look into 2024: Six Global Development and Diplomacy Issues

    Kaysie Brown in Diplomacy, Global Development | January 8, 2024

    From conflict in the Middle East, to Russia’s ongoing war on Ukraine, to shifting geopolitical landscapes and historic humanitarian crises worldwide, 2023 underscored the critical need for American development and diplomacy to protect and build a safer, more prosperous world…

  • December 21, 2023

    Highlights from the 2023 Tribute Celebration

    Mia Azizah | December 21, 2023

    On December 8th, the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition hosted our annual Tribute Celebration, where more than 700 business, military, faith and political leaders, along with leading Administration figures and Members of Congress on both sides of the...

  • December 5, 2023

    Senator Joni Ernst at the 2023 USGLC Tribute Celebration

    USGLC | December 5, 2023

    As a combat veteran, I understand firsthand the importance of American leadership and the consequence of its absence, which is why the work that USGLC does is absolutely essential to the United States of America, and in a time of increased threats from emboldened adversaries, the United States must engage around the world and lead by example. And that will require robust diplomatic engagement…

  • December 5, 2023

    Senator Cory Booker at the 2023 USGLC Tribute Celebration

    USGLC | December 5, 2023

    I am the child of Civil Rights-generation parents who, right here in D.C. and in their time before in their HBCUs, were on the front lines of the Civil Rights movement. And what was amazing to me about these parents—and a lot of you all have them—is that they were relentless in making me love this country of which I was coming up…

  • December 5, 2023

    Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken at the 2023 USGLC Tribute Celebration

    USGLC | December 5, 2023

    And what USGLC has done for years and is doing in this moment is so critical to our country, to our engagement, to our leadership around the world. So first, thanks to you and thanks to your extraordinary leadership. So the bottom line is that’s why we’re here, for our fellow citizens. That’s our number one responsibility, and we have to connect what we’re doing around the world to the lives that they’re living, the needs that they have, the aspirations that they have, and that’s exactly what we’re trying to do…

  • November 14, 2023

    U.S. Multilateralism in the Indo-Pacific

    David Huang | November 14, 2023

    As world leaders gather in San Franciso this week for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit, U.S. engagement with APEC members reaches new highs. U.S. exports to fellow APEC economies support nearly 7 million jobs at home and $1.7...

  • November 13, 2023

    Honoring Veterans: A Grateful Nation and Their Advocacy for Smart Power

    Jolan Jolivette | November 13, 2023

    Following their service, many veterans – still looking to serve their country and its interests overseas – have transitioned from military service to becoming advocates for smart power. Smart power is a strategic approach to foreign policy...