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Culture-Education Diplomacy Awardees Named for 2017

(Lois Roth Endowment)

(10 June 2017). The Lois Roth Endowment named its winners of this year’s achievement awards for cultural and educational diplomacy at a ceremony on 31 May. The awards were announced by Skyler Arndt-Briggs, chair of the Lois Roth Endowment, and Rick Ruth, Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State Department’ Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, or ECA, that takes part in the awards process.

Priscilla Hernandez, Cultural Affairs Officer […]

Gloria Kreisher, English Language Teaching Officer Extraordinaire

(Alborzagros, Wikimedia Commons)

Robert R. Gosende

(15 February 2016). Gloria Irene (Wasielewski) Kreisher: English Language Teaching Officer Extraordinaire and the English Teaching Officer Profession at the Department of State

On September 24, 2015, Gloria Irene (Wasielewski) Kreisher, one of the most effective English Language Teaching Officers ever to have served in the former United States Information Agency, passed away at her retirement home in Bakersfield, California just one month short of her 90th birthday. […]

Fulbright Association Seeks Volunteer Support

Fulbright Association meeting in Tirana, Albania (Courtesy, Fulbright Association)

The erosion of the Fulbright Program is nearing a tipping point after years of flat funding, the threatened cuts of 2014, and thirty-odd years of multi-directional attacks on the Program. Those concerned have a way to help.

The Fulbright Association (FA), the organization of its U.S. alumni, is doing what it can, thanks to leadership of Executive Director Jennifer Gennaro Oxley and her lean staff. […]

Strategic Value of Exchanges Examined at Event

Capitol Visitors Center (Architect of the Capitol)

19 December 2015. Global Ties US and Alliance for International Exchange are holding a discussion of the role international exchange programs play in advancing peace and security, at a meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event, known as Exchanges Matter, runs from 1:00 pm to 7:30 pm on 27 January 2016 at the U.S. Capitol Visitors Center, First Street NE.

The event includes discussions of […]

Global Ties Meeting to Feature Skill Building, Policy Discussions

Mary Taylor, Lieutenant Governor of Ohio (ohio.gov)

14 November 2015. The Global Ties U.S. annual meeting, on 27-30 January 2016, will provide professional development and networking opportunities for people engaged in international exchanges. The event, where some 1,000 international exchange professionals are expected, will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The program, says Global Ties U.S., features workshops and interactive sessions to build skills and learn best practices in the […]

GWU Symposium Explores Exchanges with Cuba

(A. Kotok)

5 September 2015. George Washington University’s School of Media and Public Affairs is hosting a symposium to discuss how the new U.S. approach on Cuba can promote more educational and people-to-people exchanges between the two countries. The program, conducted with Sister Cities International and the U.S. Department of State, is held on Wednesday, 9 September, from 8:30 am to 12 noon, on the GWU campus.

The event expects to provide practical information […]