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Why Won't the US Ratify the UN's Children's Rights Convention?

Joe Lauria | Posted 11.25.2014 | Politics
Joe Lauria

November 20 was the 25th anniversary of the adoption by the U.N. General Assembly of the Convention on the Rights of the Child. It may come as a shock to many Americans to learn that the three rogue nations in the world that have refused to ratify this no-brainer convention are Somalia, South Sudan and the United States.

'Madam Secretary': A Reflection of 'Deep' Washington

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.19.2014 | Entertainment
Carla Seaquist

At a time of extreme animus directed against Washington, D.C., Madam Secretary, a new series on CBS, casts these hated bureaucrats -- and the cabinet secretaries they work for -- as the people of serious and constructive purpose that they actually are.

Madeleine Albright Disses Conan, Proves She's A Bigger Badass Than We Thought

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 10.28.2014 | Women

If you're thinking about going as "slutty" Madeleine Albright for Halloween this year, you should probably think again. Conan O'Brien joked Thurs...

What I Learned During My Fascinating Evening With Madeleine Albright

Cathy Chester | Posted 10.23.2014 | Fifty
Cathy Chester

From time to time we have pre-conceived notions about people. As much as we try not to, we do. Last week while I was on my way to hear Madeleine Albright speak, I feared that her presentation might be dull and boring. After all, talking about sanctions against Iraq or the American policy in Bosnia is certainly educational, but it can also be very dry. I couldn't have been more wrong.

Women in Business: Carolyn Leonard, DyMynd

Laura Dunn | Posted 12.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

As the third female independent trader to ever own a seat at the CBOE, Carolyn's 21 years in the trading pits gave her a ringside view into the emotional ups and downs of volatile markets and the fear and greed that drive them.

The President Hits a Home Run Nominating Richard Verma as U.S. Ambassador to India

Ronak D. Desai | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Ronak D. Desai

Verma's nomination comes at a particularly important moment in U.S.-India relations. The landmark election of a new Indian government this past May led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is widely regarded as an important opportunity to refocus ties between Washington and New Delhi.

'The Golden Hour' - A Talk with Todd Moss

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 11.07.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Todd Moss was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State under Condeleeza Rice. He oversaw diplomatic relations with 16 West African countries. After penning four non-fiction books, he has turned to fiction.

John Kerry Hosts Rare Reunion Of Secretaries Of State

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry warned Wednesday against creeping American isolationism, making the case that U.S. global leadership...

Alex Lazar

Madeleine Albright Endorses Alison Lundergan Grimes For U.S. Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Alex Lazar | Posted 08.27.2014 | Politics

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright endorsed Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes (D) on Tuesday in her bid for the U.S. ...

Women's Equality Day: So Much Achieved, So Far to Go

Alison Lundergan Grimes | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Alison Lundergan Grimes

Today on Women's Equality Day, we commemorate the passage of women's right to vote -- celebrating how far we have come, but also recognizing the work that remains. Sometimes it seems like women are the only people coming together across party lines to get things done.

No Victor, No Vanquished and Work Together

Allen Schmertzler | Posted 10.19.2014 | Politics
Allen Schmertzler

Finally, after six years as commander in chief, Obama may have just articulated his guiding inner vision of leadership during an interview the other day with journalist Thomas Friedman.

The Crisis With Russia and the Unspoken Link

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.10.2014 | World
Raymond J. Learsy

With a clearer perception of the rightful concerns as promulgated in both the American and Russian experience given their proper weight, a more rational and constructive dialogue could emerge.

Madeleine Albright Nails The State Of The World Today In Just One Sentence

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright stopped by CBS' "Face the Nation" on Sunday to discuss the ongoing clashes around the world. Albright ...

New Cold War on the UN Stage and Closing Curtain on 'We the People'

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 09.23.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

The UN is as much stage as platform for diplomatic exchange, and the Kremlin is no longer so keen on keeping the curtain up.

Women in Business Q&A: Tami Erwin, COO National Operations at Verizon

Laura Dunn | Posted 09.13.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Tami Erwin, COO of National Operations, Verizon Consumer and Mass Business (CMB) Markets. Erwin is responsible for the support teams leading sales, f...

The Big W Is Not Just the Win, but Women

Elisa Gaudet | Posted 08.24.2014 | Women
Elisa Gaudet

The "big W," for me, is not just the Win, but Women winning, and after this week's performance at the historic US Women's Open, Michelle Wie. There se...

Women in Business Q&A: Joan Coraggio, Group Director at Saatchi & Saatchi LA

Laura Dunn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

Joan Coraggio has built a 20 year career in the strategic planning and execution of Event Sponsorships and Experiential Marketing programs. She has w...

Blame it on Rio, or Sarajevo?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.09.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

War more likely in the Balkans or sex in Brazil, turned into an unexpected UN Security Council debate. Is promiscuity for conflict, sex or soccer something embedded in our genes, culture or environment? Some stereotypes perhaps are better, or more accurately less harmful, but in the end they become a hurdle.

Moderation and Modernity: Challenges for Moroccan Islam

Katherine Marshall | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

"We need passionately moderate Muslims", argues former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. Moderates, yes, but not tepid or vacillating moderates; instead, moderates with vim, ready to engage and to bring about change.

The President's Cabinet

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Jill S. Tietjen

When Kathleen Sebelius resigned recently as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and President Obama announced his intention to no...

Winning the Future for Women in Politics and Service

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 06.03.2014 | Impact
Ola Ojewumi

As a country, we are failing in our efforts to include women in national and local politics while subjecting politicians to insufferable forms of sexism

Cultivate a Sisterhood

Colleen Crinion | Posted 05.28.2014 | Women
Colleen Crinion

Take some time to thank the women in your life who are supportive and who believe in you. And remember, it's not just about surrounding yourself with lots of women. It's about having a sisterhood.

Karski's Story of a Secret State -- A Primer on the Polish Ethos

Alex Storozynski | Posted 05.28.2014 | Books
Alex Storozynski

First published in 1944, Karski's book reads like a spy novel on steroids. But you can't make this stuff up. The truth is indeed more horrible than fiction.

Under Obama: Are We Austria-Hungary?

Ken Blackwell | Posted 05.13.2014 | Politics
Ken Blackwell

The centenary of World War I is upon us. That Great War began in August, 1914. We can expect a flood of new books and documentaries on what some then ...

Women in Business: Q&A With Carladenise Edwards, Chief Strategy Officer, Alameda Health System

Laura Dunn | Posted 05.04.2014 | Business
Laura Dunn

An expert in health policy, public and private health services, managed care programs and health information technology, Dr. Carledenise Edwards has deep experience as an administrator, educator, researcher, and as a policy and business analyst.