Joan joins the USGLC as a newly minted Master in Global Communications from the American University of Paris. Prior to her studies in Paris, Joan worked in development communications for Abt Associates’ International Economic Growth division supporting projects in countries such as Ghana, Indonesia and Mexico. Joan is fluent in French and holds a B.A. in English from the University of Florida. She is originally from Orlando, Florida and resided in France before returning to Washington, D.C.
Just ahead of the Administration’s announcement of a new Africa strategy last week, Bill Gates joined in a conversation with Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday at the Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. to share his insights on a host of growing global challenges and the vital need for continued U.S. leadership around the world— particularly in Africa.
In honor of the late president, here are five inspirational moments from President George H.W. Bush’s annual State of the Union speeches that capture his resounding belief in the importance of America’s global leadership.