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Charles Rivkin

Combating the Global Menace of Corruption through Fiscal Transparency

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 07.28.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

As the United States works to promote global economic growth and stability, it is clear that poor governance and persistent corruption around the worl...

Honoring Constructive Dissent: The William R. Rivkin Award

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 07.05.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

The great American journalist and diplomat Edward R. Murrow once observed: "When the loyal opposition dies, I think the soul of America dies with it."...

Smart Money Well Spent: Investing in the United States

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 06.21.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

On the first day of summer, in a hotel foyer brightened with banners of patriotic red, white and blue, I was delighted to experience the bustle and ex...

Delivering the Dividends of Democracy in Burma

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 05.20.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Earlier this week, the Administration took steps to support private sector interest in Burma and help the new democratically-elected government. Specifically, the Administration took sanctions steps intended to support investment and trade with Burma.

Combating Corruption: The Road to Mutual Prosperity

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 05.16.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Thomas Jefferson once said: "Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom." If he were a statesman today, he might also agree that honesty should be the first chapter in another tome: the book of global prosperity.

The Golden Egg of Innovation: The Importance of Protecting Intellectual Property

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 04.26.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

In many cultures around the world, from the Fables of Aesop to the Mahabharata, there is a parable about a goose, hen, or bird that produces golden eg...

The Secretary of State's Award for Corporate Excellence: Doing Well and Doing Good

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 03.01.2016 | Business
Charles H. Rivkin

Over the past few years, I have traveled nearly 300,000 miles across 35 countries and 60 cities as part of my role leading the State Department's Bure...

Restoring Scheduled Flights to Cuba

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 02.16.2016 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

This was a bold and significant step forward along the remarkable path that we've traveled over the past year -- a year that has seen the reestablishment of diplomatic relations and so much more.

Why WSIS+10 Matters to the Future of the Internet

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 12.23.2015 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

As more and more people use and rely on the Internet around the globe, one of the key questions is how it should be governed - and who should set the ...

The Sky Is No Limit For U.S. and Mexico

Charles H. Rivkin | Posted 12.18.2015 | World
Charles H. Rivkin

With this new, modernized air transport agreement between the U.S. and Mexico, we affirm a vision of international aviation that we have long known to be true. When governments step aside and let air carriers decide where to fly and what aircraft to use based on the demands of the market, then everyone wins.

WATCH: Reporter Asks WH Press Sec If Obama Has Seen 'The Devil Wears Prada'

Posted 12.06.2012 | Media

*fingers crossed*

Paris Fashion Week -- Getting a Coveted Seat to Chanel: Couture, Celebrity & Chaos

Linda Grasso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Linda Grasso

Many people who'd been to Chanel for years noted it was the best, most elaborate show in Chanel history. Quite frankly, it was a spectacle more than an event.

Music Bridges Cultures: An Event in Paris

Christoph A. Geiseler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Christoph A. Geiseler

The US Embassy hosted a day-long symposium at the residence of the US Ambassador to France to unite 100 cultural entrepreneurs and leaders of local arts organizations in Paris.

Letter From Paris: Le Jardin Potager Christened at U.S. Ambassador's Residence

Beth Arnold | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Beth Arnold

We attended a reception in honor of the inauguration of the the organic herb and vegetable garden for the American Ambassador to France's residence to support the work of Michelle Obama.