June 29, 2016: Uzbekistan #Dean525

June 29, 2016: Uzbekistan #Dean525

In Dean's first day in Uzbekistan, he met with the Uzbekistan Paralympic Association, inspiring and encouraging the young athletes.
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The Magic is in Running

The Magic is in Running

There’s a magic in running. It’s so simple, it’s a commonality we all share as a species. #Dean525

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Silk Road Ultramarathon with Dean Karnazes #Dean525

Silk Road Ultramarathon with Dean Karnazes #Dean525

Dean Karnazes will run for 525 kilometers over 11 days from Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan as part of the Sports Envoy program.

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Assistant Secretary Ryan Attends 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

Assistant Secretary Ryan Attends 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

A/S Ryan will be giving remarks and meeting with State Department alumni during her trip to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Palo Alto, California.

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Gilman Scholarship Program Shown to Expand and Diversify U.S. Study Abroad

Gilman Scholarship Program Shown to Expand and Diversify U.S. Study Abroad

A recently released, external evaluation of the U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program found that the Gilman Scholarship is diversifying the pool of students who study and intern abroad.

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The Role of Connections in Dismantling Human Trafficking

The Role of Connections in Dismantling Human Trafficking

In late March 2016, Lebanese authorities dismantled one of the largest human trafficking rings in Lebanon’s history — freeing 75 mostly Syrian women who were fraudulently recruited from Syria and forced into prostitution in Lebanon, experiencing physical abuse and forced abortions. One of the Lebanese officers leading the raid on the trafficking ring — Lieutenant Colonel Mustafa Badran — had participated in an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) focused on preventing and dismantling human trafficking.

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