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October

AMERICA LOST A GREAT PATRIOT

A TRIBUTE TO MY MENTOR AND FRIEND – GENERAL COLIN POWELL (1937 – 2021)

The tributes have poured in from around the world – posted on social media, printed in the op-ed pages, heard on the cable news channels – anyone who had worked with or was associated with General Colin Powell knew they were part of something special. Over the past two decades, I was one of those lucky ones.

We first met when he became Secretary of State, and upon retiring from public service General Powell agreed to serve as

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14

October

University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy Launches Heartland Diplomacy Center

What do former Secretaries of State Condi Rice and Hillary Clinton, UN Ambassadors Samantha Power and Susan Rice, National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley, and Special Envoy Steve Biegun all have in common? Not only are they all experts on diplomacy – but they are all participating in the season launch of the Weiser Diplomacy Center at the University of Michigan’s Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. I couldn’t have been prouder to have participated in the inauguration event just a few weeks ago.

Start with the fact that the power

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27

January

UNCOMMON ALLIES COME TOGETHER FOR COMMONSENSE SOLUTIONS

Like all Americans, I’m heartbroken by the recent incidents of gun violence that have shaken our country. The statistics are well known: Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by a gun than people in other developed countries and nearly 12,000 Americans die each year, ripping apart families and communities. But in today’s divisive political climate, gun violence prevention has become all too difficult to achieve. That is why my colleagues and I are honored to partner with former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and Americans for Responsible Solutions (ARS)

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