May 2011

The Fulbright Association (FA) recently convened a mid-Florida meeting with the staff of ten members of Congress, including:

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During his speech yesterday on the Middle East and North Africa, President Obama said the U.S. must "continue to make good” on the commitments he made during his 2009 Cairo speech, including expanding exchanges:

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 05/13/11.

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In a recent Washington Post op-ed, Ross Perlin cites “Not paying interns is legal” one of five myths about internships.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced today a major change to U.S. visa policy: Iranian students and exchange visitors can now obtain two-year, multiple entry visas. Clinton labeled this change “a big step forward in the Obama Administration’s support of the Iranian people.”

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► Secretary of State Clinton announced today that Iranian students and exchange visitors are now eligible for two-year, multiple entry visas.

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The Washington Post reports that Judith McHale, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, is expected to announce as early as today that she will leave her position at the State Department to return to the private sector. No word has emerged on a replacement for McHale, the Post says. 

Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank writes today about “Inna Graizel, my daughter’s 21-year-old Israeli au pair, who is spending a year with my family, learning about America.” Specifically, Milbank recounts Inna’s reaction to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit to, and speech in, Washington.

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In a joint fact sheet issued yesterday, President Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron stressed the importance of UK-US collaboration in the fields of higher education, science, and innovation and the need for “stronger and deeper engagement” between British and American students:

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On the heels of Tuesday’s Washington Post story that broke the news of her departure from the State Department, Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Judith McHale circulated a departure message to the “PD community” (full text below).