Tara D. Sonenshine

Tara D. Sonenshine

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June 5, 2013

Colombian Sports Visitors: On the Fast Track to Empowering Girls

Despite the early hour, 12 female athletes and two coaches, bright-eyed and dressed in matching blue and yellow track suits,… more
June 3, 2013

Strengthening U.S.-India Higher Education Ties

At the forthcoming U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue later this month in New Delhi, the United States and India will continue… more
May 29, 2013

The Power of English Learning

Throughout my travels as an Under Secretary, I have been constantly reminded of the magnetism of English language learning. From… more
March 21, 2013

A Courageous Cuban Blogger

The Department of State is committed to advancing Internet freedom as an integral aspect of the right to freedom of… more
March 13, 2013

Engaging the Public in the Fight Against Wildlife Trafficking

The U.S. Department of State continues to underscore the many reasons for protecting wildlife, from its moral and environmental implications… more
February 28, 2013

Supporting Culture and Better Futures in Afghanistan

This past month I had the opportunity to meet two incredible groups of young artists from Afghanistan -- and to… more
February 12, 2013

A Diverse and Socially Inclusive America Needs to Share Its Story

Diversity is our strength, and everyone, including persons with disabilities, has important contributions to make. more
January 24, 2013

Burma: Hoops for Change

Sports have the unique ability to connect people in nonverbal ways. And our sports exchanges work to create positive learning… more
January 17, 2013

Technology Advances U.S. Diplomacy Goals

Advances in communications and information technology are allowing us to do just that, whether we are using crowd-sourcing or Twitter,… more
January 15, 2013

Two Women, Two Countries, Two People: A Growing Partnership

There is no more effective form of engagement than face-to-face communication. That's a fundamental principle of our public diplomacy. And… more