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Ambassador Markell presents credentials to the OECD

Ambassador Jack Markell presented his credentials to OECD Secretary General Mathias Cormann on February 11, 2022.  As the United States’ Permanent Representative to the OECD, Ambassador Markell underlined the United States’ commitment to multilateral diplomacy through organizations like the OECD that convene like-minded, market-oriented democracies.
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Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 27, 2022 On January 27, 2022, the United States convened a ministerial meeting of the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate (MEF), chaired by Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry.  The Forum provided an opportunity for Ministers to reflect on the outcomes of COP26 in Glasgow; set out priorities for COP27 and 2022 more broadly; ...
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New Initiatives Further Opportunity for International STEM Students, Scholars and Researchers

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON JANUARY 21, 2022 Consistent with the recent  Joint Statement of Principles in Support of International Education , the U.S. Department of State is proud to announce additional measures to further our support for increasing the flow of talent in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to benefit American communities. The  Early Career STEM Research Initiative  seeks to connect  BridgeUSA  exchange sponsors with interested U.S.-based STEM host organizations (e.g., ...
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Dr. Emily J. Blanchard, New Chief Economist at Department of State

PRESS STATEMENT ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE JANUARY 6, 2022 Dr. Emily J. Blanchard, a respected scholar and economics professor from Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business, is joining the Department of State as Chief Economist. I will count on Dr. Blanchard’s analysis and strategic advice regarding the major geoeconomic forces shaping our world and to ensure that our international economic ...
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