Former President Ronald Reagan talks with then-Ambassador to South Africa Edward J. Perkins at the White House, May 1987. Seated at right are Secretary of State George Shultz, U.S. National Security Adviser Frank Carlucci, and, at far right, National Security Council Senior Director for Africa Hank Cohen. Photo courtesy of the Foreign Service Journal Warrior for Peace Stronger Together From left (on motorcycles): Economic-Commercial Officer Jonathan Scott, Ambassador Peter Vrooman, and USAID’s Economic Growth Office Director Amy Beeler at Ampersand’s e-motorbike location. Ampersand, a U.S. firm and the recipient of a USAID Development Innovation Ventures Fund grant, hopes to attract investors and expand sales to local taxi drivers, who have traditionally used gas-fueled bikes. Photo by Josh Whale Meeting This Moment Reality Remix The author’s children pose for portrait in their backyard, March, 24, 2020, during their second week of virtual school. A New Normal Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate school of Harvard University in Boston, Mass. However, HBS transitioned the 2020 education program developed for the Department of State to a virtual platform. Emerging Leaders Digital Design

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