The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Mon, 09/15/2014 - 15:42

Confucius Institutes continue to increase in number and funding, despite growing criticism against the institutes in the United States and a questionable impact on China’s soft power, reports The Economist.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:47

The United States maintains a strong reputation abroad for the quality of its university education, while at the same time being among the most costly study destinations, according to a recent HSBC survey.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33

►Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:29

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/5/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement. Requests are processed on a daily basis. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:41

Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), various media sources report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:42

A continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded past September 30 might be the only legislation Congress will pass before breaking for the November elections, CQ.com reports:

“Such a stopgap is expected to do little more than extend fiscal 2014 spending levels and policy directives … through Dec. 11 or 12.”

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:19

The 2014 Alliance Membership Meeting will be held October 30-31 in Washington, DC at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel (2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW).

A tentative meeting agenda, an online registration form, and a link to book your hotel room at the conference hotel are available here.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:57

►The U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Shaarik Zafar, as the new special representative to Muslim communities.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:12

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/29/14.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org and provide the item number located above the announcement. Requests are processed on a daily basis. If you would prefer not to receive this listing, email uheaney@alliance-exchange.org or call 202-293-6141.

Please feel free to contact us for additional questions.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:47

The U.S. State Department has announced the appointment of the new special representative to Muslim communities, the Washington Post reports. Shaarik Zafar’s appointment was formally announced this week.