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Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

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Trips by*

Brian Diffell


Total cost of 12 trips: $48,544.73


Trips traveled under the office of Roy Blunt

Destination: REPUPBLIC OF KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Apr 2, 2002 (2 days)
Expense: $2,883.53
source

Destination: MALAYSIA
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (3 days)
Expense: $3,266.77
source

Destination: GENEVA
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AT WTO
Date: Feb 19, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $2,420.00
source

Destination: MUNICH - BRUSSELS - BERLIN
Sponsor: Hanns Seidel Foundation
Purpose: TRANS-ATLANTIC RELATIONS STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Jun 28, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $4,187.84
source

Destination: TAIPEI
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: STUDYING BILATERAL RELATIONS & ISSUES FACING THE U.S.-TAIWAN RELATIONSHIP - STAFF DELEGATION.
Date: Aug 6, 2003 (5 days)
Expense: $4,320.00
source

Destination: NY - JERUSALEM
Sponsor: American Israel Education Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATION MISSION U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONS
Date: Aug 23, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $5,582.81
source

Destination: ST LOUIS-BANGKOK-PHNAM PANH-WASH, DC
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: TRADE DISCUSSIONS (FTA THAILAND, WTO CAMBODIA)
Date: Jan 11, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $4,077.97
source

Destination: PANAMA CITY
Sponsor: US Panama Business Council
Purpose: U.S.-PANAMA FTA-TRADE DISCUSSIONS
Date: Feb 14, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,558.75
source

Destination: BERLIN-HEIDELBERG-STATTGERT GERMANY
Sponsor: United States Association of Former Members of Congress
Purpose: TRANSATLANTIC DIALOGUE / CONGRESSIONAL STUDY TOUR
Date: Apr 2, 2004 (6 days)
Expense: $2,855.99
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Center for Strategic and International Studies
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH EU PARLIAMENT STAFF LEG 1 OF STAFF EXCHANGE PROGRAM W/ EU PARLIAMENT
Date: Apr 24, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $2,090.00
source

Destination: TURKEY
Sponsor: American-Turkish Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING ON TRANSATLANTIC AFFAIRS, MIDDLE EAST POLICY ISSUES, INTERNAL TURKISH AFFAIRS
Date: Aug 13, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $7,511.92
source

Destination: HYDERABAD, INDIA TO MUMBAI, INDIA TO DEHLI, INDIA
Sponsor: Nasscom
Purpose: TO GIVE STAFF MEMBERS FIRSTHAND KNOWLEDGE OF THE INDIAN IT INDUSTRY BY MEETING WITH KEY GOVERNMENT AND INDUSTRY LEADERS, VISITING A CALL CENTER, AND TRAVELING IN INDIA GETTING TO KNOW HOW U.S. POLICIES IMPACT THE CULTURE AND PEOPLE
Date: Mar 27, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $7,789.15
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Brian Diffell.


American RadioWorks |
Martin Luther King Jr. is jostled in Memphis as the march he's leading on March 28, 1968 turns violent. Photo courtesy University of Memphis Libraries.

King's Last March

Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Four decades later, King remains one of the most vivid symbols of hope for racial unity in America. But that's not the way he was viewed in the last year of his life.

Recent Posts

  • 01.22.15

    Free Community College for All

    President Barack Obama wants to make the first two years of community college free for what he calls “responsible students” who are “willing to work for it.” It’s being called “America’s College Promise.” This week on the podcast we examine the prospect of free community college for all.
  • 01.14.15

    What’s in a number?

    Our guest this week has a message for high school seniors and their parents who are poring over the latest college rankings lists: Put ‘em down.
  • 01.05.15

    Following the Money in Education Philanthropy

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  • 12.23.14

    Who’s missing from the achievement gap debate?

    The achievement gap refers to the disparities in academic success between lower-income students of color and their more affluent white counterparts. But according to Quyen Dinh, executive director of the national advocacy organization Southeast Asia Resource Action Center (SEARAC), one group often left out of the conversation is Southeast Asian American students.