Emily Louise Bowman

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Illustration of three hazmat-suited figures carrying giant nuclear symbol (State Dept.)

Keeping weapons away from terrorists in Africa

From securing pathogens in research hospitals to eliminating small arms in conflict zones, the U.S. is helping African governments protect their people.
Drawing of student using diploma as megaphone (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Study in the U.S. … and speak out

What rights do international students have? The right to free speech lets every student in the U.S. ask big questions in and out of the classroom.
Drawing of Chinese dragon wrapped around speech balloon (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Why is China suppressing speech at schools in other countries?

Universities rely on free speech. But the Chinese government is using students in other countries to suppress political opinions it doesn't like.
Woman about to inject vaccine into a child's upper arm (© Ary Silva/PAHO/WHO)

Eradicated diseases return amid Venezuela’s crisis

Venezuela's economic collapse has left its people vulnerable to once eradicated diseases that could spread across the Americas.
Man standing in front of tankvideo

Pompeo salutes heroes of Tiananmen Square [video]

Secretary Pompeo commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Chinese government's violent crackdown on peaceful demonstrators in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
Women walking down hallway with American flags on stands (TOMODACHI Initiative)

Indo-Pacific friendship from U.S.-Japanese exchange

The TOMODACHI Initiative connects thousands of young American and Japanese students with opportunities to learn about each other's cultures.
Two young girls displaying the wares of their business on a table (© Lemonade Day)

Young entrepreneurs learn that business can be sweet

How does a lemonade stand turn into a full-fledged business? Programs designed to inspire young entrepreneurs teach American children valuable skills.
Drawing of person caught in cogs (Yasser Castellanos)

Cuban artists protest government restrictions

Cuban artists are boycotting the 2019 Havana Biennial. Their alternative show protests Decree 349, a law that makes independent artistic expression a crime.
People in uniform building frame around water tank (Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Tyrell K. Morris/U.S. Navy)

Partnership prepares Pacific nations for natural disasters

Technical experts from 11 countries led by the U.S. Navy will provide disaster response training and humanitarian aid during Pacific Partnership 2019.