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Trips sponsored by

US-Malaysia Exchange Association


Total cost of 11 trips: $67,939.00


Traveler: Susan Mccue (from the office of Harry Reid)
Destination: MALAYSIA, HONGKONG
Purpose: FACT-FINDING, MEETING WITH PRIME MINISTER, DEFENSE & TOURARISM OFFICIALS, ECONOMISTS AND BUSINESS LEADERS
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,976.66
source

Traveler: Brian Gaston (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Purpose: MEET WITH MALAYSIAN AND HONG KONG GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND BUSINESS PEOPLE TO DISCUSS ISSUES PERTAINING TO TERRORISM, TRADE, HIGH-TECH, AND NATIONAL SECURITY
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,557.13
source

Traveler: Marc Mealy (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: TOKYO JAPAN-LUMPUR MALAYSIA-PENAG MALAYSIA-HONG KONG
Purpose: TO MEET US AND MALAYSIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 12, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,487.81
source

Traveler: Darren Willcox (from the office of J. Dennis Hastert)
Destination: HONGKONG, KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jan 13, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $6,550.00
source

Traveler: Margaret Peterlin (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: LEARN MORE ABOUT MALAYSIA'S PARTICIPATION IN WAR AGAINST TERRORISM
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $6,557.13
source

Traveler: Brian Diffell (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,266.77
source

Traveler: Alicia O'donnell (from the office of Doug Bereuter)
Destination: MALAYSIA
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,684.92
source

Traveler: Mark Matzen (from the office of Rush Holt)
Destination: KUALA LUMPUR/LANGKAWI, MALAYSIA
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH MALAYSIAN & US BUSINESS OFFICIALS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (4 days)
Expense: $3,323.92
source

Traveler: Thomas Kahn (from the office of John Spratt)
Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Traveler: Earl Pomeroy (from the office of Earl Pomeroy)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-KOREA-MALAYSIA-BISMARCK, ND
Purpose: THIS TRIP WAS DESIGNED TO STRENGTHEN THE BILATERAL RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE U.S. AND MALAYSIA AS LONG-TIME ALLIES AND KEY TRADING PARTNERS. THE COMPLETE LIST OF MEETINGS HELD IS ATTACHED
Date: Feb 18, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,786.92
source

Traveler: John Doolittle (from the office of John Doolittle)
Destination: SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA-LANGKAWI-WASHINGTON, DC
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT FINDING
Date: Feb 23, 2005 (5 days)
Expense: $15,402.74
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American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
science-smart

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.

Recent Posts

  • 08.19.14

    Paul Tough on how children succeed

    Paul Tough talks about his new book, How Children Succeed. He says it's character that matters when it comes to learning. Children need curiosity, optimism and self-control.
  • 08.12.14

    Tracking and vocational ed

    Jeannie Oakes, who has studied tracking for decades, says vocational ed and "tracking" are connected, and that sorting students by race and class is still a problem.
  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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