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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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In Paris, Vice President Harris and Second Gentleman Emhoff Underline Importance of Multilateral Diplomacy

During their trip to Paris in early November, Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff underlined the U.S. commitment to multilateral diplomacy, and the importance of international cooperation on global challenges from climate change to sustainable and equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Vice President Harris commended the work of the U.S. Mission ...
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The United States chairs OECD 60th Anniversary Ministerial Council Meeting, October 5-6, 2021

As the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) celebrates its 60th year, the United States chaired the Ministerial Council Meeting.  The U.S. delegation was led by Secretary of State Antony Blinken, and included U.S. Trade Representative Ambassador Katherine Tai, Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors Cecilia ...
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