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White House Puts In $500 Million More To Help Poor Countries Fight Climate Change

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 01.18.2017 | Politics

The Obama administration on Tuesday delivered a second payment of $500 million to the Green Climate Fund, an international effort meant to help the wo...

Rex Tillerson Hints At Support For State Department Women's Programs

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 01.11.2017 | Politics

Rex Tillerson, President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary of state, offered tentative support on Wednesday for State Department programs that...

Don't Forget Exxon's Lousy Record On Gays And Women

The Huffington Post | Emily Peck | Posted 01.12.2017 | Politics

With so many other issues surrounding the nomination of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state, his company’s history on women...

John Kerry Apologizes For State Department's History Of LGBTQ Discrimination

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.10.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Secretary of State John Kerry apologized to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex community Monday, acknowledging that t...

Turkey's Erdogan Aims To Capitalize On A Trump Presidency

Reuters | Nick Robins-Early | Posted 01.09.2017 | World

ANKARA/ISTANBUL, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday he believed relations with Washington would improve under President...

Bill Would Slash Diplomatic Security Funds Unless Trump Moves U.S. Embassy To Jerusalem

The Huffington Post | Nick Baumann | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Three Republican senators — including two former presidential candidates who’ve long criticized former Secretary of State Hillary C...

These Government Watchdogs May Be Our Best Hope Of Keeping A Trump Administration In Check

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.29.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON ― Republicans are taking control of the executive branch and both chambers of the legislative branch next month, giving them essentially ...

Kerry: Two-State Solution In Jeopardy In Middle East

Reuters/HuffingtonPost | Chloe Angyal | Posted 12.28.2016 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned on Wednesday that the future of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was in jeopardy, an...

Trump Team Asks State Department To Hand Over Info On Gender Equality Programs

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.23.2016 | Politics

President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team has asked the State Department to provide information on staffing and funding for all its gender-rela...

America's Secular Community Just Won A Significant Legal Victory

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 12.21.2016 | Religion

President Obama signed an amendment to an important international religious freedom act on Friday, strengthening the United States’ commitment to pr...

Trump’s Team Appears To Be Going After The State Department's Climate Work, Too

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 12.20.2016 | Politics

Just a few short weeks after the incoming Trump administration asked for the names of federal employees who work on climate change issues, the preside...

Conservative Group Wants Trump To 'Ferret Out' Pro-LGBT State Department Workers

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.18.2016 | Politics

A leading social conservative organization is calling on the Trump administration to “ferret out” employees at the State Department who worked to ...

Security Firm Guarding Dakota Access Pipeline Also Used PSYOPs Tactics for BP

Steve Horn | Posted 09.13.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlog G4S, a company hiring security staff to guard the hotly contested Dakota Access pipeline (DAPL), also works to guard oil...

Bringing The World To The Classroom: U.S. Teachers Abroad

Randal Mason | Posted 08.03.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

"I thought I was culturally aware... until I went to Brazil," jokes Ms. Anne Artz, a veteran science educator from San Diego, California who teaches in a minority-majority school serving children from 27 countries.

The Mysterious Classified 28 Pages And The Saudis' 'Alleged' Link To 9/11

David Oualaalou | Posted 07.12.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

Whatever else the deadly Fourth of July terrorist attack on Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina indicates, it further complicated matters for Saudi rulers, President Obama, Congress and even ordinary Americans eager to confront terrorism.

US Department of State Spokesman: "TPP represents an opportunity"

Eduardo Riveros | Posted 07.01.2016 | Latino Voices
Eduardo Riveros

The United States is deeply engaged with the region, and the evidence is everywhere - the number of high-level trips and visits, our rising trade and investment figures, and in initiatives such as our Central American assistance package, support for the Colombian peace process, and normalization of relations with Cuba.

Arts Global Footprint

Barbara Ernst Prey | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Barbara Ernst Prey

In our own ways, we both have a global footprint. Hers perhaps hands on and mine in a more subtle way.

7 Steps to Becoming a Foreign Service Officer

Dorit Sasson | Posted 01.03.2017 | World
Dorit Sasson

There is no educational degree requirement to become a foreign service officer, but there are rigorous steps that you need to take to become one before you can start bidding on positions.

Federal Court Gives Blessing to Covertly Approved Enbridge Cross-Border Tar Sands Pipeline Expansion

Steve Horn | Posted 12.20.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Cross-Posted from DeSmogBlogA federal court has ruled that the Enbridge Alberta Clipper (Line 67) cross-border tar sands pipeline expansion project, p...

Harvard Law Professors and Scholars: State Governors Have No Legal Authority to Block Refugees

Michael Shammas | Posted 11.18.2016 | Politics
Michael Shammas

In the wake of the Paris terrorist attacks, more than half the nation's states are vowing to bar Syrian refugees. But do they have the legal authority to do so? Harvard Law professors say the answer is clear: No.

TransCanada's Next Move After Keystone XL: Flood Mexico with Fracked Gas With State Department Help

Steve Horn | Posted 11.11.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

TransCanada, the owner of the recently-nixed northern leg of the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, has won a bid from Mexico's government to build a 155-mile pipeline carrying gas from hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") in the United States to Mexico's electricity grid.

National Disability Employment Awareness Month What's Good for Business and Society: Hiring People With Disabilities

Judith E. Heumann | Posted 10.29.2016 | Impact
Judith E. Heumann

This October marks the 70th anniversary of National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM), commemorated annually to celebrate the many and varied contributions of America's workers with disabilities.

From Warzone to U.S. Campuses: Stories of Syrian Professors Making Impact

Jim Luce | Posted 10.04.2016 | Impact
Jim Luce

By getting to know Dr. Hasan and his wife, Mitzi has become an outspoken advocate on behalf of refugees fleeing violence in the Mideast and North Africa. The scope of this human crisis is overwhelming, simply unfathomable.

in Attitude Is Essential to driving Post-2015 Sustainable Development Agenda

Lilian O. Ajayi | Posted 08.12.2016 | Impact
Lilian O. Ajayi

This generational change in attitude is critical to meeting the global development agenda post 2015, and it extends beyond the compounds of the Youth Assembly at the United Nations - as more youth in different parts of the world continue to play a critical role in challenging the status quo.

Exclusive: Hillary Clinton State Department Emails, Mexico Energy Reform and the Revolving Door

Steve Horn | Posted 08.09.2016 | Green
Steve Horn

Emails released on July 31 by the U.S. State Department reveal more about the origins of energy reform efforts in Mexico. The State Department released them as part of the once-a-month rolling release schedule for emails generated by former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, now a Democratic presidential candidate.