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Washington D.C. July 25, 2012

The U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton hosted the second annual Global Diaspora Forum on July 25, 2012 and July 26, 2012 in Washington D.C.

More than 500 U.S.-based diaspora community leaders from the private sector, academia, media, civil society, and U.S. Government including Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine, Special Representative for Global Partnerships Kris Balderston, USAID Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah, USAID Deputy Administrator Donald Steinberg, USAID Chief Innovation Officer Dr. Maura O’Neill, OPIC Executive Vice President Mimi Alemayehou, and Ben Rhodes, Deputy National Security Advisor to the President, participated in the Forum.

The Secretary’s Global Diaspora Forum recognizes and celebrates the work of American diaspora communities with roots across the globe and encourages them to contribute to the development of, and diplomatic relations with, their countries of origin. The theme of this year’s Forum was “Moving Forward by Giving Back,” and focused on how the U.S. Government and diaspora communities partnering to further investment and trade, philanthropy, volunteerism, social innovation, and entrepreneurship in developing and emerging communities around the world.

Cy Thanikary and Suraj P. Tschand from the Erasing Borders attended the forum.


















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