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November 30, 2013

Big Ideas Come From Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses

“Black Friday,” the day after Thanksgiving, is traditionally the first official shopping day of the Christmas season in the United… 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 28, 2013

Giving Thanks for Progress in the Fight Against Global Hunger

This Thursday, many of us will gather around tables piled high with turkey, sweet potatoes and pumpkin pie. More importantly,… 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 26, 2013

Seeing America, Through the Lens of Journalism

Some arrived as skeptics, but they all were full of questions and wondered what to expect. A great majority had… more
November 22, 2013

Postharvest Loss Ideation Jam: A Fresh Look at a Longstanding Challenge

Grappling with food security implications of lost and wasted food is a constant challenge for researchers and policy experts. According… more
November 20, 2013

Outlining U.S. Climate Progress On the World Stage

This week, I am in Warsaw, Poland at the United Nations climate negotiations (COP 19) spreading the word about the… more
November 20, 2013

Taking Time To Celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week

Every year in November, staff in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs welcomes Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW). This week… more
November 18, 2013

The World Needs Your Teenager To Study Abroad

Yes, you read that correctly. Your student can help make the world a better place. Your son or daughter can… more
November 15, 2013

We Honeymooned in San Francisco

In the Kurdistan region of Iraq, I knew a security officer who searched far and wide for second-hand American movies.… more
November 14, 2013

The Crush on Wildlife

Today, in Denver, the Department of the Interior is destroying the United States' entire stock of confiscated contraband ivory --… more