The Alliance Policy Monitor

Timely, authoritative reporting on exchange news and policy trends

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 13:47

The United States maintains a strong reputation abroad for the quality of its university education, while at the same time being among the most costly study destinations, according to a recent HSBC survey.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 11:33

►Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/12/2014 - 09:29

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 9/5/14.

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.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Thu, 09/11/2014 - 14:41

Legislators in the House and the Senate are taking a close look at U.S. visa and travel policies due to recent security concerns about the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), various media sources report.

Kaitlyn Chriswell
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 13:42

A continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government funded past September 30 might be the only legislation Congress will pass before breaking for the November elections, CQ.com reports:

“Such a stopgap is expected to do little more than extend fiscal 2014 spending levels and policy directives … through Dec. 11 or 12.”

Lisa Heyn
Wed, 09/10/2014 - 11:19

The 2014 Alliance Membership Meeting will be held October 30-31 in Washington, DC at the Fairfax at Embassy Row Hotel (2100 Massachusetts Avenue, NW).

A tentative meeting agenda, an online registration form, and a link to book your hotel room at the conference hotel are available here.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:57

►The U.S. State Department announced the appointment of Shaarik Zafar, as the new special representative to Muslim communities.

Ursula Heaney
Fri, 09/05/2014 - 10:12

Below please find the listing of Federal Register announcements issued by the U.S. Departments of State, Education, and Homeland Security, and USAID since 8/29/14.

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.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:47

The U.S. State Department has announced the appointment of the new special representative to Muslim communities, the Washington Post reports. Shaarik Zafar’s appointment was formally announced this week.

Ursula Heaney
Wed, 09/03/2014 - 14:42

International students are enriching not only the U.S. colleges and universities they attend, but also the local U.S communities in which the institutions are based, according to a new report released by the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program.