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December 19, 2013

In Guatemala, Addressing Domestic Violence Through Film

While serving at U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, I worked with a U.S.-based filmmaker, Kimberly Bautista, in support of the Department… more
December 8, 2013

Shining a Light on the Dark Ways of Corruption

The international community has come a long way from the days when corruption was a “necessary evil” --mentioned in hushed… more
November 30, 2013

State Department Officials Meet With Press Freedom Awardees

On November 21, I had the distinct privilege of welcoming journalists Janet Hinostroza of Ecuador and Nedim Sener of Turkey… more
November 27, 2013

Sustainable Energy Partnerships and the Way Ahead

Our Bureau of Energy Resources (ENR) has come a long way over the past two years. This fall, we celebrated… more
November 12, 2013

Learning to Work Across Borders

I’ve always been fascinated by borders. The first one I ever crossed was between my home state of Maine and… more
September 19, 2013

Creating Stronger Societies--On and Off the Field

Zola was born into a segregated South Africa, where poverty and inequality were just a few of the challenges she… more
September 18, 2013

Building Common Ground on Information and Communications Technology Issues

Despite diverse views among Western Hemisphere countries on policy approaches to information and communications challenges, we have more in common… more
September 9, 2013

Young Internet Entrepreneurs Change the World

The information sharing system that we now know of as the Internet was founded on the principle of freedom. It… more
August 22, 2013

Colombia: A Transformation

Metal wheelchairs colliding , balls gliding, and players falling -- sounds like some hybrid between bumper cars and football. It’s… more

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