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Trips sponsored by

American Jewish Committee


Total cost of 41 trips: $184,469.48


Traveler: Lori Otto (from the office of Larry Craig)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR ON U.S./ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Susan Mccue (from the office of Harry Reid)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: SEMINAR IN ISRAEL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Siobhan Mcgill (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: SEMINAR ON POLITICAL, FOREIGN POLICY & DOMESTIC ISSUES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Joan Korich (from the office of Edward Royce)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: SEMINAR/FACT FINDING AND EDUCATION ON MIDDLE EAST FOREIGN POLICY
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Nancy Lifset (from the office of Randy Cunningham)
Destination:
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/ISRAEL GOVERNMENT, PEACE PROCESS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Beverly Gilyard (from the office of Sanford Bishop)
Destination: BRIEFINGS, MEETINGS, 2ND TOURS IN TEL AVIV, GOLAN HEIGHTS, WEST BANK AND JERUSALEM
Purpose: FACT FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: James Romano (from the office of Cynthia Mckinney)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: TO SEE ISRAEL/PALESTINE FIRST HAND
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Matt Pierce (from the office of Baron Hill)
Destination: TEL AVIV, KIBBUTZ MEROM GOLAN, JERUSALEM
Purpose: MEET WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, ISRAELIS AND PALESTINIANS ABOUT ISSUES FACING THE REGION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Biggs (from the office of Albert Wynn)
Destination: TEL AVIV, GOLAN HEIGHTS, JERUSALEM
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: H Floyd Gilzow (from the office of Roy Blunt)
Destination: TEL AVIV - JERUSALEM
Purpose: EDUCATION
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Jason Blazakis (from the office of Jim Saxton)
Destination: WASHINGTON-ISRAEL
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT THE GOVERNMENT OF ISRAEL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Brian Macdonald (from the office of Greg Walden)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL-JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL-U.S. FOREIGN POLICY & RELATIONS
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (10 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Julie Carr (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
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Traveler: Simon Sargent (from the office of Max Cleland)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jul 2, 2000 (7 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Traveler: Jim Stowers (from the office of Blanche Lincoln)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Traveler: Ian Marquardt (from the office of Tim Johnson)
Destination: ISRAEL (TEL AVIV, GOLAN HEIGHTS, JERUSALEM)
Purpose: PROJECT INTERCHANGE CONGRESSIONAL SEMINAR
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Traveler: J Russell George (from the office of Steve Horn)
Destination: ISRAEL, EGYPT
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (14 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Traveler: Daniel Mcglinchey (from the office of Barney Frank)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: SEMINAR FOR CONGRESSIONAL AIDES
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Traveler: Bill Wichterman (from the office of Joseph Pitts)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Jun 30, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,647.00
source

Traveler: Walter Fischer (from the office of Jon Kyl)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH ISRAELI AND PALESTINIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Jul 1, 2001 (6 days)
Expense: $3,657.00
source

Traveler: Caryn Garber (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, HAIKA, ISRAEL
Purpose: OBSERVE AND STUDY ISRAELI DEFENSE SITUATION
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $3,956.00
source

Traveler: Mark Kirk (from the office of Mark Kirk)
Destination: TEL AVIV, JERUSALEM, HAIFA, ISRAEL; AMMAN, JORDAN
Purpose: OBSERVE AND STUDY ISRAELI DEFENSE SITUATION & MEET W/ ISRAELI & JORDANIAN OFFICIALS
Date: Nov 17, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $12,766.00
source

Traveler: R Nicholas Palarino (from the office of Dan Burton)
Destination: NEW YORK-TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM
Purpose: COUNTER-TERRORISM SEMINAR
Date: Feb 2, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $3,161.50
source

Traveler: John Miller (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: ISRAEL'S PROGRESS IN NATIONAL SECURITY, INTELLIGENCE, COUNTER TERRORISM & BORDER CONTROL
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,807.10
source

Traveler: Michael Messmer (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: ISRAEL (TEL AVIV, QIRYAT SHIMONA, JERUSALEM)
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 29, 2002 (8 days)
Expense: $4,807.10
source

Traveler: Anthony Zaffirini (from the office of Charles Gonzalez)
Destination: TEL AVIV
Purpose: INFORMATIONAL TRIP ON ISRAEL
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,570.29
source

Traveler: Maria Meier (from the office of Ciro Rodriguez)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose:
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $3,570.89
source

Traveler: Luis Gutierrez (from the office of Luis Gutierrez)
Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS AND MEETING IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $10,906.00
source

Traveler: Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (from the office of Ileana Ros-Lehtinen)
Destination: FRANKFURT-AMENANH TEL-AVIV
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $11,635.25
source

Traveler: Robert Wexler (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: AMMAN, JORDAN-TEL AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINARS IN JORDAN & ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,461.75
source

Traveler: Ted Strickland (from the office of Ted Strickland)
Destination: WASHINGTON DC-AMMAM JORDAN TEL-AVIV, ISRAEL
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR IN JORDAN AND ISRAEL
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $6,467.75
source

Traveler: Steve Chabot (from the office of Steve Chabot)
Destination: Chicago, Tel Aviv,
Purpose: Educational seminar in Jordan and Israel
Date: Nov 6, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $12,584.50
source

Traveler: Mischa Thompson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: NEW YORK
Purpose: SPEAK ON US POLICY TOWARDS AFRICA
Date: Dec 7, 2004
Expense: $23.00
source

Traveler: Landon Fulmer (from the office of Sam Brownback)
Destination: ISRAEL (LODGING IN TEL AVIV, RURAL GALILEE, AND JERUSALEM)
Purpose: TO BECOME MORE AWARE OF THE CHALLENGES CURRENTLY FACING THE BROKERING OF A LONG-TERM PEACE AGREEMENT IN ISRAEL/PALESTINE. ALSO, INFORMATION WILL BE VITAL TO THE CONSIDERATION OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL, WHICH WILL CONTAIN FUNDING THAT WILL GO TOWARD AI
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $2,621.66
source

Traveler: Charles Eaton (from the office of Brian Higgins)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: INFORMATION/EDUCATION OF CONGRESSIONAL STAFF
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Traveler: Winfield Boerckel (from the office of Gwen Moore)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL TO GALILEE, ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM TO NEW YORK, USA
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP REGARDING MIDDLE EAST POLICY ISSUES (SECURITY, PEACE PROCESS, CIVIL RIGHTS)
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Traveler: Jay Martin (from the office of Dennis Rehberg)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Traveler: Lale Mamaux (from the office of Robert Wexler)
Destination: ISRAEL
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Traveler: Corinne Stevens (from the office of Adam Putnam)
Destination: TEL AVIV, ISRAEL TO GALILEE, ISRAEL TO JERUSALEM, ISRAEL
Purpose: TO UNDERSTAND THE CULTURAL AND MILITARY ISSUES FACING ISRAEL AND ITS NEIGHBORS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
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Traveler: Lee Godown (from the office of Loretta Sanchez)
Destination: NEW YORK-TEL AVIV-JERUSALEM
Purpose: SEMINAR AND FACT-FINDING TRIP TO ISRAEL FOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF ON SUBJECT OF ISRAEL-U.S. RELATIONS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
source

Traveler: Tod Story (from the office of Shelley Berkley)
Destination: New York, NY, Tel Aviv, Israel, New York, NY
Purpose: Educational, introduction to Israeli government, politics, culture, and middle east issues
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,168.67
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American RadioWorks |
Photo: Daniel Buchanan

How to help students hope

A polling expert finds students less engaged with school as they get older. Brandon Busteed from Gallup Education says if schools taught to strengths instead of weaknesses, more students would be successful in school and in life.

Recent Posts

  • 10.21.14

    Making it stick

    Why do we remember some things, and forget others? That's what author Peter Brown and psychologists Henry Roediger and Mark McDaniel set out to answer in their new book Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.
  • 10.14.14

    What teachers need

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with author Elizabeth Green about her new book, Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone).
  • 10.07.14

    Intelligence is achievable and other lessons from The Teacher Wars

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford continues her conversation with Dana Goldstein, author of The Teacher Wars.
  • 10.01.14

    Teaching: The most embattled profession

    Education correspondent Emily Hanford talks with bestselling author Dana Goldstein about her new book, The Teacher Wars.