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DOGGETT, LLOYD A MR., Democratic Party
Texas

Total number of trips - 13
Total cost of trips - $119,229.93

Average cost per trip - $9,171.53
Total number of days spent traveling - 137 days
Rank of representative - 25 (Out of 638)


Individual trips


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 26, 2000 - June 4, 2000 (10 days)
Location(s) - Vancouver, Canada

Purpose - Participation in Conference on US-China relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $3,497.68
Lodging Cost -
Meal Cost -
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $3,497.68

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 17, 2000 - September 3, 2000 (18 days)
Location(s) - Zurich, Switzerland - Prague, Czech Republic - Kiev, Ukraine

Purpose - participation in a conference on US-Russia relations
Notes - Accompanied by wife Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $4,485.80
Lodging Cost - $525.00
Meal Cost - $800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $5,810.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 25, 2001 - June 5, 2001 (12 days)
Location(s) - Florence, Italy

Purpose - To participate in a conference on the convergence of US National Security and the Global Environment
Notes - Spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $5,311.80
Lodging Cost - $2,000.00
Meal Cost - $1,280.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $8,791.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 19, 2001 - August 26, 2001 (8 days)
Location(s) - Helsinki, Finland

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett accompanied. Other costs are for ground transportation.

Travel Cost - $4,717.80
Lodging Cost - $1,500.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost - $400.00
Total Cost - $8,217.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 29, 2002 - April 7, 2002 (10 days)
Location(s) - China

Purpose - to participate in a conference on U.S.-China relations
Notes - spouse Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $13,000.00
Lodging Cost - $1,800.00
Meal Cost - $2,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,800.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - January 10, 2002 - January 15, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Punta Mita, Mexico

Purpose - participate in a conference on Islam
Notes - spouse Libby Doggett

Travel Cost - $2,746.35
Lodging Cost - $2,925.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $6,871.35

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Alaska Rainforest Campaign
Dates - May 27, 2002 - June 1, 2002 (6 days)
Location(s) - Sitka, AK - Juneau, AK

Purpose - Tongass National Forest fact-finding trip
Notes - spouse Dr. Elizabeth Doggett

Travel Cost - $1,929.84
Lodging Cost - $1,268.00
Meal Cost - $1,020.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $4,217.84

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - August 8, 2003 - August 24, 2003 (17 days)
Location(s) - Moscow, Russia

Purpose - Attending conference on US - Russia relations
Notes - Spouse Libby Doggett accompanied

Travel Cost - $4,809.80
Lodging Cost - $1,325.00
Meal Cost - $1,600.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,734.80

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - International Management and Development Institute
Dates - January 12, 2003 - January 20, 2003 (9 days)
Location(s) - Singapore - Thailand - Cambodia

Purpose - Meeting with Singaporean governmental business and academic leaders
Notes - Spouse Libby Doggett accompanied

Travel Cost - $14,692.00
Lodging Cost - $900.00
Meal Cost - $1,000.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $16,592.00

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 22, 2004 - May 31, 2004 (10 days)
Location(s) - Spain

Purpose - To participate in a conference on political Islam
Notes - wife Elizabeth Doggett accompanied - other cost was ground transportation

Travel Cost - $3,107.60
Lodging Cost - $2,275.00
Meal Cost - $1,968.00
Other Cost - $200.00
Total Cost - $7,550.60

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Intl Management & Development Institute
Dates - February 17, 2005 - February 23, 2005 (7 days)
Location(s) - France

Purpose - Participation in U.S.-French Congressional Roundtable
Notes - US - France - US Personal Expense 3 days

Travel Cost - $6,642.52
Lodging Cost - $502.00
Meal Cost - $350.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,494.52

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - March 24, 2005 - April 4, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China

Purpose - To participate in a conference on US-China Relations
Notes - Austin, TX - Shanghai, China - Beijing, China - Washington, DC Dates of Personal Expense: 2 Including spouse

Travel Cost - $14,514.04
Lodging Cost - $1,532.00
Meal Cost - $1,800.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $17,846.04

Additional family members - Yes


Sponsor(s) - Aspen Institute
Dates - May 27, 2005 - June 7, 2005 (12 days)
Location(s) - Istanbul, Turkey

Purpose - not specified
Notes - Washington - Istanbul / Istanbul - Washington Including spouse Dates of personal expense: 5

Travel Cost - $4,354.70
Lodging Cost - $2,250.00
Meal Cost - $1,200.00
Other Cost -
Total Cost - $7,804.70

Additional family members - Yes

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Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. (Photo: Stephen Smith)

The Science of Smart

Researchers have long been searching for better ways to learn. In recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world.

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