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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Thomas Kahn


Total cost of 11 trips: $34,722.24


Trips traveled under the office of John Spratt

Destination: OMAN
Sponsor: Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 18, 2000 (9 days)
Expense: $8,510.00
source

Destination: DRESDEN AND BERLIN, GERMANY
Sponsor: Checkpoint Charlie Foundation
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $1,980.00
source

Destination: BRUSSELS
Sponsor: Aspen Institute
Purpose: PARTICIPATE IN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: Nov 25, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $967.00
source

Destination: NY
Sponsor: Citigroup
Purpose: DELIVER REMARKS TO BUSINESS GROUP
Date: Dec 10, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $662.82
source

Destination: BOSTON-LAS VEGAS-WASHINGTON
Sponsor: Nuclear Energy Institute
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 15, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,537.25
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC-KOREA
Sponsor: Korea-United States Exchange Council
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Mar 30, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,211.00
source

Destination: KOREA-MALAYSIA-WASHINGTON, DC
Sponsor: US-Malaysia Exchange Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL BUSINESS
Date: Apr 4, 2002 (5 days)
Expense: $3,345.00
source

Destination: BRAZIL
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: May 23, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $2,299.00
source

Destination: RUSSIA
Sponsor: US-Russia Business Council
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Aug 7, 2003 (8 days)
Expense: $4,500.00
source

Destination: HOLLAND - BELGIUM
Sponsor: NETHERLANDS ATLANTIC ASSOCIATION
Purpose: FACT FINDING
Date: Apr 3, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $3,279.17
source

Destination: CAIRO
Sponsor: American Egyptian Cooperation Foundation
Purpose: FACT-FINDING
Date: Jun 26, 2004 (8 days)
Expense: $4,431.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Thomas Kahn.


American RadioWorks |
Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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.

Recent Posts

  • 06.17.15

    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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  • 06.11.15

    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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