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  • Advocacy Day 2017

    Registration is now open for the 2017 Advocacy Day in Washington, D.C. Alliance members come together on Advocacy Day to educate Members of Congress about the value of federally- and privately-funded State Department exchanges in their respective districts and states. Join us on March 8-9, 2017 and become an even stronger voice for international exchanges!
  • Public Diplomacy & National Security in 2017

    A recently published report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), assesses the role of public diplomacy in building alliances, fighting extremism, and dispelling information
  • Cabinet Exit Memo by Secretary of State John Kerry

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    Cabinet members from various departments and agencies submitted Exit Memos to President Barack Obama, detailing the progress accomplished in their respective entities during the Obama administration. The memo by Secretary of State John Kerry focused on the strides made by the State Department in deepening people-to-people ties.
  • Citizen Diplomacy Award: Ft. Lauderdale Sister Cities

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    The greater Fort Lauderdale Sister Cities International (GFLSCI), Inc. was selected as the first recipient of the inaugural Citizen Diplomacy Award, an honor granted by the U.S. Department of State. Award recognizes international work that furthers U.S. foreign policy objectives and strengthens important relationships around the globe”.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 15:35

A recently published report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the University of Southern California’s Center on Public Diplomacy (CPD), assesses the role of public diplomacy in building alliances, fighting extremism, and dispelling information. At the report launch on Tuesday, January 17, in Washington, D.C., Benjamin Rhodes, Assistant to President Barack Obama and Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting, and James K. Glassman, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs in the George W.

Wed, 01/18/2017 - 11:42

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/18/2017.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:58

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 1/11/2017.

If you would like more information on any items on the list, please email us and provide the item number located above the announcement.  Requests are processed on a daily basis. Please feel free to contact us with additional questions.

Au Pairs Ready for the Hayday Festival

The Alliance Exchange Voice - Giving Voice to the Power of Exchange

Au pairs volunteer at the Marin Hayday Fair

With the sun shining bright, over 2,500 local residents in California’s North Bay Area took full advantage of the hot weather and enjoyed Marin’s annual Hayday event. The old-fashioned county fair is held in a local pasture, and the funds raised support the Belvedere-Tiburon Library’s children and teen programs and services. A little heat didn’t discourage a group of au pairs from joining in the festivities, meeting local residents and volunteering at a number of stations during the event.

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