Visa Issues a Nightmare for U.S. Innovation

September 29, 2009 | Topics: Visa Policy

By Rachel Banks

Since 9/11, international students and scholars in the sciences have had to jump through major hurdles to get the visas they need to come to the United States – a six-month wait is all too familiar for some.

But, as two recent... See More

Engaging the Cuban People: Beyond the Billboard

July 29, 2009 | Topics: Foreign Policy


"Engagement" and "dialogue" have not always been words associated with U.S.-Cuba relations. But, if recent reports in the media are any indication, that may be changing. Today, NAFSA sent a letter to the Los Angeles Times in response to... See More

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