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PRISHTINA, Kosovo, September 30, 2011 - Ambassador Christopher Hill addressed more than 200 attendees and distinguished guests at a celebratory fundraiser sponsored by the Kosovo American Education Fund (KAEF), a program administered by American Councils for International Education. Televised throughout Kosovo and the U.S., the event was attended by high-level dignitaries including Mimoza Kusari-Lila, Deputy Prime Minister of Kosovo; Peter Feith, International Civilian Office Representative; Michael Murphy, the U.S. Embassy's Deputy Chief of Mission; and Haki Abazi, Rockefeller Brothers Fund Program Director.
For the second year in a row, Murfreesboro City Schools’ Discovery School at Reeves-Rogers is hosting a teacher from China. Ye Cheng’s visit, which will last the entire school year, was funded by the Teachers of Critical Languages Program funded by the U.S. Department of State and implemented by American Councils for International Education. The program is open to American schools looking to develop or establish a program in Chinese or Arabic. Published in the Tennessean. Read the article.
On September 21, 2011, American Councils welcomed 25 Georgian professionals to Washington, D.C. as part of Open World, a Congressionally-sponsored program which brings emerging leaders from Russia, Ukraine, and other Eurasian countries to the U.S. for 10 days of intensive professional development. The delegation was comprised of five distinct groups of legal professionals, educators, and members of civil society. After attending a two-day orientation in Washington, D.C., the delegates left for Atlanta, Jacksonville, Chicago, St. Paul, and Salem, OR, where they spent the next eight days meeting with their American counterparts and experiencing life in the U.S.
John Beyrle, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia, addressed twelve young Russian professionals as they gathered for American Councils' Legislative Fellows Program (LFP) pre-departure orientation on September 16 and 17, 2011 in Moscow. These promising young adults are participating in short-term fellowships in the United States on Capitol Hill and with state and local governments. Among the guest speakers were representatives from NATO, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and Skolkovo (Russia's Innovation Center).
This year, MCPS is gifted with another Egyptian teacher, a man who proudly helped promote the revolution and is glad to see former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak gone. Mohamed Abdelsamad, 38, has a lot to teach high schoolers about his language and his culture - most particularly, the manifestation of the Arab Spring back home. Published in the Missoulian. Read the article.