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  • Department of State Releases State of Global Partnerships Re

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    The Secretary's Office of Global Partnerships at the U.S. Department of State issued the latest State of Global Partnerships Report, outlining the progress of public-private partnerships, as well as collaboration with non-governmental organizations, in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  • Commission on Language Learning

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    he American Academy of Arts and Sciences released the final report and recommendations of the Commission on Language Learning, a national effort established to examine the current state of U.S. language education, to project what the nation’s education needs will be in the future, and to offer recommendations for ways to meet those needs.
  • 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.

The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:59

The Aspen Institute Stevens Initiative recently hosted the first Virtual Exchange Forum, an opportunity for the institute and other virtual exchange practitioners to come together and share the impact of virtual exchanges. The event featured an award to the National Democratic Institute for their Civic Tech Leadership Program and also included expert panels who explored new ways to assess and increase the impact of the virtual exchanges portfolio.   

Wed, 04/26/2017 - 12:55

The Brookings Institution released its 2017 Report on American Education, revealing survey results of international high schools students in the U.S. and their perspective on American education. The report, administered by the Brown Center on Education Policy, is a replicate and a comparative analysis of a similar study conducted in 2001.

Wed, 04/19/2017 - 08:39

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 4/19/2017

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 pair weave blankets for families in need

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

International au pairs weave themselves into their new community

It was a chilly day in the city of Preston, Washington, when a group of international au pairs came together to warm the hearts of their new community. They arrived to their local Area Director Ashley’s home for brunch to fuel a morning of volunteering their time for the Eastside Baby Corner. The group of 17 au pairs hailing from Germany, Czech Republic, Mexico, Poland, France, Thailand, Colombia, Brazil, Belgium and South Africa got to know each other during their brunch, as many had newly arrived to the Seattle area.

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