Washington, DC - U.S. Chamber of Commerce Executive Vice President and Head of International Affairs Myron Brilliant released the following statement on the news that the updated text of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement is being presented to the EU’s Member States:

Washington, DC - Secretary of State John Kerry: "Earlier today, I spoke to British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond regarding yesterday's referendum in the United Kingdom. The citizens of the U.K. have made their decision and we will of course respect it.

Washington, DC - On June 27, the State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will host the spring semester finalists for the “Peer to Peer [P2P]: Challenging Extremism” initiative. The initiative, an innovative partnership between the U.S. government and universities around the world, empowers students to design and pilot new digital products and tools that strengthen communities and societies against violent extremist ideologies that recognize no borders.

Washington, DC - Building on the momentum of President Obama’s historic March trip to Cuba, hall of famer Shaquille O’Neal, a 15 time National Basketball Association (NBA) all-star, will serve as a U.S. Department of State Sports Envoy to Cuba from June 25–28. This people-to-people program taps into the unique strength of sports—including basketball—to reach out to young people and promote cooperation and engagement in Cuba.

Washington, DC - Since the President took office, this Administration has been committed to reforming America's criminal justice system and highlighting the importance of reducing barriers facing justice-involved individuals who are trying to put their lives back on track. Over 2.2 million individuals are in American prisons and jails, and the vast majority of them will return to their communities. Improving education and job opportunities has a recognized effect of reducing crime, making our communities safer and reducing barriers to success.

Washington, DC - I research additive manufacturing, which some people call solid freeform fabrication, but most people know as 3-D printing. Additive manufacturing covers a wide range of processes that we can use to build parts and whole structures by strategically adding material only where we need it.