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Building an Inclusive National Security Workforce

Impact Stories by Shannon Gonzalez

The Council and Girl Security partnered to engage the next generation of women in national security.

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Celebrating and Empowering the Next Generation

Impact Stories by Elizabeth Shackelford

Senior Fellow Elizabeth Shackelford reflects on how the Council helps students dive in.

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US Foreign Policy

Global Voices, Local Action

Impact Stories by Rachel Abrams

Global Cities Officer Rachel Abrams reflects on connecting city leaders from oceans away.

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Global Cities

Women's Success Is the World's Success

Impact Stories by Catherine Bertini

Council Distinguished Fellow and Former Executive Director of the World Food Program Catherine Bertini reflects on why elevating women and girls worldwide matters.

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Women and Girls

A Year of War in Ukraine

Impact Stories by Ivo H. Daalder

Council President and Former US Ambassador to NATO Ivo H. Daalder reflects on the one-year anniversary of Russia's war in Ukraine.

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Global Politics

Moments of Impact

Impact Stories by Coauthors

We’re sharing Moments of Impact, stories of members of our community being inspired to think differently or act boldly to improve the world.

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