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Trips sponsored by

State of Qatar


Total cost of 15 trips: $104,455.00


Traveler: Amanda Pepper Scoggins (from the office of Richard Armey)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,070.00
source

Traveler: Emelyn Faulkner (from the office of Dana Rohrabacher)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE
Date: Jan 13, 2000 (5 days)
Expense: $5,130.00
source

Traveler: Howard Diamond (from the office of Gary Ackerman)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2001 (5 days)
Expense: $8,835.00
source

Traveler: Adam Frey (from the office of Jesse Helms)
Destination: QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,300.00
source

Traveler: Moses Mercado (from the office of Richard Gephardt)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $6,280.00
source

Traveler: Jameel Johnson (from the office of Gregory Meeks)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (11 days)
Expense: $6,510.00
source

Traveler: Kevin Casey (from the office of Joseph Crowley)
Destination: DOHA QATAR
Purpose: LEARNING ABOUT QATAR W/O FOLLOW UP
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Missy Branson (from the office of Howard Coble)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL TRIP TO LEARN ABOUT QATAR'S GOVERNMENT AND CULTURE
Date: Jan 4, 2002 (6 days)
Expense: $6,740.00
source

Traveler: Lara Alamen (from the office of Henry Hyde)
Destination: DONU, QATAR
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jan 9, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $6,650.00
source

Traveler: Brian Sutter (from the office of Dave Camp)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Edward Mills (from the office of Carolyn Maloney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Matthew Larkin (from the office of Steve Israel)
Destination: LONDON, UK TO DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Chris Otillio (from the office of Bob Ney)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Benjamin Zogby (from the office of Nick Rahall)
Destination: LONDON HEATHROW - DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL AND CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
source

Traveler: Cookab Hashemi (from the office of Mark Udall)
Destination: DOHA, QATAR
Purpose: CULTURAL AND EDUCATION EXCHANGE PROGRAM WITH THE STATE OF QATAR
Date: Jan 9, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $7,700.00
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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

    Long-predicted demographic changes mean a new kind of student is figuring out where to go to college, and how to pay for it.
  • 07.29.14

    Is school funding fair?

    A new report looks at why some schools have a lot of money to spend per pupil, while others don't, and what to do about it.