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 International Exchange Association. The Alliance brought together for the first time the entire range of international exchange programs – from high school students to senior scholars – and grew into a significant advocacy voice for the entire community.
The Alliance has grown in size, stature, and reach since its founding. For his role in founding the Alliance and his achievements there and elsewhere, we will remember Norm as one of our field’s all-time advocacy greats.