Changes to the NAFSA Web Site

July 14, 2009 | Topics: NAFSA

By Jordan Wait

Beginning Friday, July 17, users of the NAFSA Web site will notice a few changes. Several improvements include an enhanced search function, a “remember me” option when logging in, and numerous improvements to the professional networks.

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A National Initiative on Global Citizen Diplomacy

July 02, 2009 | Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy

By Derek Forsythe

On Friday, June 19, Rep. James Moran (VA) introduced House Resolution 569: To support the work of citizen diplomacy organizations and encourage the convening of a Presidential Summit on Global Citizen Diplomacy. This comprehensive resolution is an important component of the National Initiative on Global Citizen Diplomacy called for by the U.S. Center for Citizen Diplomacy (USCCD) and a broad coalition of organizations and leaders in international affairs. The goal of the Initiative is to substantially increase the number of Americans engaged in citizen diplomacy activities around the world.... See More

Congress Takes a Step Forward in Preparing Future Generations of America for the Global Age

By Marlene M. Johnson

The passage of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act for FY 2010-2011 (HR 2410) in the U.S. House of Representatives is an important investment in America’s diplomatic capabilities. As Matt observed, “this legislation is necessary and long overdue” and sets the stage for “global persistent engagement rather than persistent conflict.”

Doubling the size of the Peace Corps, enhancing the State Department’s educational and cultural exchange programs, providing scholarships for students from around the world to study in the U.S., and hiring and training more Foreign Service officers are all important elements to bolster the effectiveness of U.S. public diplomacy, foreign policy, and national security efforts. NAFSA strongly supports the enactment of another piece of this important legislation – The Senator Paul Simon Study Abroad Foundation Act.

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