The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 16:02

Rick Stengel, former managing editor of Time magazine, was sworn-in as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs yesterday. Stengel had been nominated for the post by President Obama last fall and was confirmed by the Senate in mid-February.

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 04/16/2014 - 14:15

This spring, the Alliance is conducting another series of advocacy ‘road shows’ across the U.S., visits to the district and state offices of Members of Congress key to international exchange programs. A total of 18 road shows are happening in 9 states in support of our request for $600 million in funding for State Department exchange programs. By connecting local exchange practitioners, alumni, and current participants with Congressional offices, road shows underscore the positive impact of exchange programs on individual districts and states

Lisa Heyn
Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:03

“The Fulbright Program is one of the best opportunities that America has to improve its relationship with the rest of the world,” according to a recent Huffington Post blog post by Fulbright Fellow and English Teaching Assistant Jonathan Rice.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 13:52

► This week’s Exchange Voice:

► Local News Stories of the week:

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 04/11/2014 - 10:23

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/4/14.

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.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 15:21

► CNN reported that gaining international experience could give students an edge when they enter the job market.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:43

Alliance member Global Ties U.S. – formerly the National Council for International Visitors (NCIV) – is organizing Discover Diplomacy, a new program designed to engage volunteers through a behind-the-scenes look at diplomacy in Washington, D.C.

The event will be held May 2-4 in Washington, D.C. and provides a fun and rewarding experience for volunteers, home hosts and supporters to experience first-hand the connection between exchange programs and diplomacy.

Lisa Heyn
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 11:20

A blog post in The New Yorker discusses the potential value and challenges posed by the rising number of F-1 high school students coming to the U.S. Quoting data provided by CSIET (the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel), the post notes that “between 2007 and 2012, the number of F-1 students at U.S.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 10:29

Even as relations between the U.S. and Russian governments hit a post-Soviet low point, due to the crisis in Crimea, administrators of educational exchange partnerships say business is largely continuing as usual, Inside Higher Ed reports.

Inside Higher Ed quotes Dr. Dan Davidson, President of the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, who notes that:

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 04/04/2014 - 09:41

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 3/28/14.

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.