Christopher Connell

PCoffee farmers working at drying tables on hillside (Courtesy Westrock Coffee Co.)

In global markets, helping the local economy is good business

Westrock Coffee Company, Acrow Bridge and other U.S. companies believe that helping local communities when they invest overseas is good business.
Women standing in a line holding their children. (© AP Images)

Want to make the world a safer place? Feed the hungry.

The Feed the Future initiative focuses its efforts on 19 countries to help boost local economies and prevent hunger and malnutrition.
Graffiti mural (© Charlie Ahearn)

Make art loud enough to hear

In the 1970s, a band of artists in New York exasperated authorities by spray-painting graffiti onto idle subway cars, but also inspired an art movement.
Building with sign reading 'Department of State' (© AP Images)

In America, honest dissent gets a hearing

"Without debate, without criticism ... no republic can survive," said President John F. Kennedy. Do you have a free space to speak about your government?
Graphic advertising online program (State Dept.)

Tune in July 12 to learn how to avoid rookie startup...

Author and entrepreneur David Rose will share lessons and field questions online July 12 on behalf of GIST and the State Department. Tune in!
Stacks of money with wings flying over globe (Shutterstock)

Doing business is getting easier

Finding international business investors or creating a startup is becoming easier, according to survey data collected throughout the world.
People sitting at round conference table around NATO symbol (© NATO)

Students ask about NATO’s role in today’s Europe

Young Europeans gather at centers in several countries to talk with a NATO expert on the 28-nation military and civil alliance.
Soybean harvest in Brazil (© AP Images)

Nobel scientists: Genetically modified foods save lives

An open letter signed by 109 Nobel Prize winners calls on governments around the world to approve genetically modified organisms (GMOs).
Four winners of 2016 World Food Prize (World Food Prize Foundation)

African scientists, U.S. economists share 2016 World Food Prize

This year's winners have worked to treat vitamin and mineral deficiencies by developing fortified crops and convincing people to plant and eat them.