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April 16, 2014

Breaking New Barriers in Sports Diplomacy

In a July 2013, ESPN newsmagazine Outside the Lines ran a piece titled “ Carry On ,” featuring the story… more
April 4, 2014

Social Media Summit 2014: 'Social Media for Social Change'

Have you ever been to a conference where it’s polite to start tweeting on your cell phone during the keynote… more
March 3, 2014

Inspiring Young Leaders and Entrepreneurs in Bangladesh

Eighty percent of Bangladesh’s population is under the age of 40, and while Bangladesh has led the way in reducing… more
November 18, 2013

Afghan Women on the March

On my many trips to Afghanistan as a senator and as secretary of state, I’ve met with a remarkable array… more
November 18, 2013

U.S.-Turkmenistan Business Forum Advances Commercial Ties

In recent years, I have seen the bilateral relationship between the United States and Turkmenistan become closer and more wide-ranging.… more
November 7, 2013

Lift Bangladesh: A New Avenue for Charitable Giving

Korvi Rakshand is a smart, educated, and devoted young man who decided to put aside pressure to take over the… more
October 30, 2013

Helping Communities in Sri Lanka Build a Safer Future

The group of women chatting over tea and cookies after a long day of work does not look like the… more
October 28, 2013

A Tale of Two Cyclones

In October 1999, a massive cyclone slammed into the eastern coast of India, killing at least 10,000 people. A few… more
September 26, 2013

Advancing Gender Equality Through Food Security in Tajikistan

Investing in women and girls has long been a cornerstone of U.S. foreign policy. As Secretary of State John Kerry… 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


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April 17, 2014

The Way Forward in Ukraine

Secretary of State John Kerry traveled to Geneva, Switzerland, on April 16-17 to participate in bilateral meetings and a multilateral… more