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Recognized with innumerable awards for her public and community service, Secretary Chao is the recipient of 34 honorary doctorate degrees from colleges and universities across the globe. A popular speaker, she is currently a Distinguished Fellow at an educational and research institute in Washington, D.C. where she works on jobs, employment, and U. S. competitiveness issues.



She is also a Fox News Contributor, Time Opinion Online Contributor and serves on a number of nonprofit and corporate boards including the Institute of Politics, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Ford’s Theatre; American Action Forum; National World War II Museum; Harvard Business School Board of Dean’s Advisors and Harvard Business School Board of Global Advisors for the Asia Pacific region.