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mentor picture Karen Parfitt Hughes
 
Karen Parfitt Hughes
Former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas. She is the former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of State with the rank of... Karen Parfitt Hughes (born December 27, 1956) is a Republican politician from the state of Texas. She is the former Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the U.S. Department of State with the rank of ambassador. She resides in Austin, Texas where she is an elder in her church, Westlake Hills Presbyterian.

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  1. I am especially pushing to rebuild educational exchanges so young people from abroad can study here, and I'm starting a people-to-people exchange to reach out to Iranians and bring them to our country. I have also initiated a "citizens' dialogue" that sends Muslim Americans to talk with Muslims in Islamic countries. I stress that "Islam is a part of America."
    16 answers – For African Americans – For Asian/ Pacific Americans – For Hispanic/ Latin@ – Personal – For Native Americans
  2. Before 9/11—people abroad perceived the U.S. as being uninterested in the rest of the world. Our military, cultural and economic power "buy resentment around the world." It will take all of us to address that. Any American who travels abroad is an ambassador for our country, and I hope you’ll demonstrate the respect America has for different countries and cultures. I’d like more U.S. students to study abroad and more Americans to learn a foreign language.
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