Robert D. Hormats

Robert D. Hormats

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June 28, 2013

Defending Intellectual Property Rights Around the World

Innovation is one of America’s greatest assets and is increasingly a cornerstone of our diplomatic engagement abroad. The social and… more
June 26, 2013

Investing in Investment

In line with Secretary Kerry’s guidance that foreign policy matters more than ever to U.S. economic growth and vitality, the… more
May 22, 2013

The Diaspora Experience: America's Story

The diaspora experience has long been "America's Story." As Russell Shorto's book, The Island at the Center of the World… more
April 26, 2013

World Intellectual Property Day: Creativity and the Next Generation

Today, April 26, marks World Intellectual Property Day. April 26 was chosen as the date for World Intellectual Property Day,… more
February 15, 2013

Waste Less To Feed More

Among the most important and efficient ways to improve food security, nutrition, and incomes for millions of small farmers is… more
November 8, 2012

Wildlife and Foreign Policy: What’s the Connection?

We need to show collective outrage against wildlife crimes to galvanize bold, comprehensive, worldwide action. None of us is doing… more
September 20, 2012

Namibia: A Model for Community-Led Conservation Efforts

Frequently we can learn a lot from seeing what other nations are doing to improve the lives of their citizens.… more
July 30, 2012

The "American Brand" -- A Symbol of Quality and Innovation

Last year, the United States exported an all-time record of $2.1 trillion in goods and services -- a strong testimony… more
July 9, 2012

Celebrating the "American Brand"

As we gathered this week to celebrate the Fourth of July, I am reminded of what makes America such a… more
May 23, 2012

Illegal Wildlife Trade: A Survey of Greed, Tragedy, and Ignorance

Since the beginning of 2012, over 250 elephants have been killed in Cameroon. Adults are being slaughtered for ivory to… more
April 26, 2012

Visionary Innovators and Intellectual Property in the 21st Century

Today, we celebrate the contributions of scientists and innovators such as Steve Jobs, Thomas Edison, and Alexander Graham Bell. We… more