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Trips by*

Shara Aranoff


Total cost of 7 trips: $13,213.25


Trips traveled under the office of Max Baucus

Destination: CHINA
Sponsor: US-China Policy Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOV'T, BUSINESS & ACADEMIC REPRESENTATIVES
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $2,339.50
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Harvard University
Purpose: WASSERSTEIN FELLOWSHIP - TEACHING AND COUNSELING STUDENTS RE INTERNATIONAL TRADE LAW
Date: Mar 20, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $274.00
source

Destination: ANNAPOLIS, MD
Sponsor: MID-ATLANTIC TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER
Purpose: SPEAK AT ANNUAL MEETING OF TRADE ADJUSTMENT ASSISTANCE CENTER STAFF
Date: Oct 7, 2002
Expense: $98.13
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Purpose: CONSULT GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS, PRIVATE SECTOR, AND ACADEMICS CONCERNING U.S.-SINGAPORE AND REGIONAL TRADE AND RELATED ISSUES
Date: Feb 16, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $6,947.96
source

Destination: HOT SPRINGS, VA
Sponsor: Electronic Industries Alliance
Purpose: SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT
Date: Aug 11, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $452.41
source

Destination: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
Sponsor: Coalition of Service Industries
Purpose: REVIEW ISSUES IN WTO AND FREE TRADE AGREEMENT NEGOTIATIONS, WITH EMPHASIS ON SERVICES TRADE
Date: May 23, 2004 (4 days)
Expense: $1,998.25
source

Destination: GUATEMALA
Sponsor: Coordinating Committee of Agricultural Commercial Industrial and Financial Associations
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP TO STUDY IMPACT OF CAFTA ON US TRADE AND INVESTMENT WITH GUATEMALA
Date: Aug 30, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,103.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Shara Aranoff.


American RadioWorks | Hearing is Seeing
Students in a Chinese immersion class in Utah. Research shows bilingual people can have learning advantages over monolingual people. (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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    Paul Tough on how children succeed

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    Tracking and vocational ed

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  • 08.04.14

    Reinventing college for a new kind of student

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    Is school funding fair?

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