Press Releases

Press releases by the Alliance. For media inquiries, contact Andrea Bodine at abodine@alliance-exchange.org

Alliance Executive Director Search

The Alliance is searching for a new Executive Director (ED) with deep insight, vision, and consensus-building skills to guide its efforts collaboratively and thoughtfully on behalf of the membership. The ED provides vision, direction, and leadership to the...

Alliance Statement on Ukraine

The Alliance for International Exchange is deeply saddened by the violence in Ukraine today, and we are very concerned about the impact on the Ukrainian people and others in the region from the outbreak of war.   For many years, Alliance members have supported...

Afghanistan Task Force

The purpose of this task force is to help members contribute most effectively to supporting at-risk Afghans, especially those who are involved in international education as participants or partners, including human and women’s rights activists, educators, journalists...

Norm Peterson:  An Appreciation

We are saddened to report that Norm Peterson, the Alliance’s founding executive director, passed away recently. In 1993, the Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange was born out of a merger between The Liaison Group, led by Norm, and the...

Alliance Statement on Lift of Travel Ban

The Alliance welcomes the news that, starting November 8, the United States will lift the travel ban imposed on 33 nations and admit fully vaccinated foreign air travelers. This is a critical step towards reinvigorating international exchange. The Alliance urges the...

Alliance Supports Joint Statement of Principles on International Education

Washington, DC: The Alliance for International Exchange’s Executive Director, Ilir Zherka, issued the following statement today regarding the Biden Administration’s announcement of a first-ever coordinated national approach on international education. The below may be...

Alliance sends letter to Sec. Blinken from 11 Associations

Washington, DC: The Alliance for International Exchange’s Executive Director, Ilir Zherka, issued the following statement today regarding a letter to Secretary Blinken from 11 associations. The letter urges the Department of State to consider changes regarding the...

Alliance sends letter to Sec. Blinken from over 500 Businesses

Washington, DC: The Alliance for International Exchange’s Executive Director, Ilir Zherka, issued the following statement today regarding an Alliance letter to Secretary Blinken from over 500 businesses. The letter urges the Department of State to take additional...