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Trips by*

Frederick Downey


Total cost of 9 trips: $15,311.05


Trips traveled under the office of Joseph Lieberman

Destination: WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND CONFERENCE ON LEGISLATIVE POLICY ISSUES
Date: Jan 8, 2001 (1 day)
Expense: $231.00
source

Destination: CAMBRIDGE, MA
Sponsor: Alfred P Sloan Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MIT 2001 SENIOR CONGRESSIONAL STAFF SEMINAR ON DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY
Date: Apr 18, 2001 (2 days)
Expense: $1,001.80
source

Destination: AERLIE HOUSE, WARRENTON, VA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: ATTEND THE DLC SENATE STAFF RETREAT OF DISCUSS UPCOMING LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Date: Jan 14, 2002 (1 day)
Expense: $341.10
source

Destination: LATVIA, ROMANIA, BULGARIA
Sponsor: German Marshall Fund of the United States
Purpose: ADDRESS ISSUES RELATING TO NATO ENLARGEMENT AND ACCESS STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES OF THESE CANDIDATES
Date: May 25, 2002 (7 days)
Expense: $2,924.80
source

Destination: WARRENTON, VIRGINIA
Sponsor: Democratic Leadership Council
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN THE DLC 2004 LEGISLATIVE ISSUES CONFERENCE
Date: Mar 6, 2003 (1 day)
Expense: $353.73
source

Destination: PARIS, FRANCE
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A WORKSHOP ON MISSILE DEFENSE CONDUCTED BY THE POTOMAC FOUNDATION, THE INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSIS, AND THE FRENCH FORUM OF THE FUTURE
Date: Apr 2, 2003 (4 days)
Expense: $1,761.22
source

Destination: IRAQ
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING-TO OBSERVE US CIVIL AND MILITARY OPERATIONS IN IRAQ
Date: Oct 25, 2003 (6 days)
Expense: $3,084.70
source

Destination: BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A MULTINATIONAL CONFERENCES ON TRANS ATLANTIC RELATIONS
Date: Nov 8, 2003 (3 days)
Expense: $3,622.12
source

Destination: WARSAW POLAND
Sponsor: Potomac Foundation
Purpose: TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE ON NETWORK CENTERS WARFARE
Date: Apr 13, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,990.58
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Frederick Downey.


American RadioWorks |
Image via Wikimedia Commons.

Minorities and Special Ed

For years policy makers believed that minorities were overrepresented in special education and that there was inherent bias in the way kids were being identified as disabled. A new study turns this idea on its head.

Recent Posts

  • 06.23.15

    Learning from Video Games

    A lot of parents worry about whether their kids' video game habits are harmful - especially when gaming gets in the way of homework or reading. But writer Greg Toppo says gaming can be a great way to learn.
  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

    For more than a century, Americans have been arguing about how to teach children about the birds and the bees in public schools. A new book argues that for all the fuss about sex education in America, students get precious little of it.
  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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  • 06.02.15

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