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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.

We Don't Use That History Stuff Anyway, Do We?

William E. White | Posted 05.06.2014 | Education
William E. White

Americans are terribly present-minded. We are mostly concerned about the here and the now. Please consider for just a moment the very unique role of the individual in our American story and what it can teach us about the critical role of citizens in a republic.

5 Things You Can Do to Help Women this Month

Stephenie Foster | Posted 05.22.2012 | Women
Stephenie Foster

How will you support women this month?

Egypt To Washington: I Dumped You. You Didn't Dump Me

AP | MAGGIE MICHAEL | Posted 03.30.2012 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's Foreign Ministry said Sunday it has ended a contract with three Washington lobbying firms to cut expenses, denying reports that ...

Hans & Zoe Zimmer Take Over The WeHo Library (PHOTOS)

Posted 12.12.2011 | Los Angeles

Artists and Angelenos gathered at the West Hollywood Library on Saturday night for Fashion photographer Zoe Zimmer's "Deserve Dignity" -- a photo exhi...

Chuck Manatt, One of America's Great Democracy Activists, Both Here and Abroad

John Sullivan | Posted 10.04.2011 | World
John Sullivan

Charles T. (Chuck) Manatt passed away late last month at the age of 75. As Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) from 1981 to 1985, Chuck rebuilt that organization into a much more powerful force in the national political scene.

People-to-People-Based Foreign Policy

Kenneth Wollack | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kenneth Wollack

We can foster connections and exchanges that can build trust, demonstrate our values, and blend people together in a web of relationships that cross borders and cultural divides.