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Kids playing video games. Photo: sean dreilinger via Flickr.

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Nancy Lifset


Total cost of 7 trips: $48,342.74


Trips traveled under the office of Randy Cunningham

Destination:
Sponsor: American Jewish Committee
Purpose: EDUCATIONAL/ISRAEL GOVERNMENT, PEACE PROCESS AND NATIONAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Jul 1, 2000 (8 days)
Expense: $3,287.00
source

Destination: SWEDEN
Sponsor: Saab AB
Purpose: TO LEARN ABOUT DEFENSE TECHNOLOGIES JOINTLY SUPPORTED BY U.S. AND SWEDEN, AND OTHER TECHNOLOGIES WITH POTENTIAL APPLICATION FOR U.S. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS
Date: Aug 19, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $7,000.00
source

Destination: ITALY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: VISITS TO NATO FACILITIES, AND MANUFACTURERS OF U.S. DEFENSE EQUIPMENTMEETING WITH U.S. EMBASSY REPRESENTATIVES IN ITALY
Date: Mar 29, 2002 (9 days)
Expense: $5,462.86
source

Destination: BRUNSWICK, ME - GROTON, CT
Sponsor: General Dynamics Corporation
Purpose: VISIT 2 NAVAL SHIPBUILDING FACILITIES
Date: Jul 27, 2003 (2 days)
Expense: $1,338.26
source

Destination: BERLIN
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT GENERAL ATOMICS FACILITIES IN GERMANY RELATED TO U.S. AND NATO SECURITY, AND U.S. MILITARY OPERATIONS LOCATED THERE
Date: Aug 15, 2003 (9 days)
Expense: $7,192.83
source

Destination: ROME, ITALY-ANTARA AND ISTANBUL, TURKEY
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH TURKISH & ITALIAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS AND CONTRACTORS TO DISCUSS NATO INTEROPERABILITY AND RELATED MILITARY ISSUES, MEETINGS WITH U.S. EMBASSY AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIAL IN ITALY AND TURKEY
Date: Apr 12, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $9,588.63
source

Destination: AUSTRALIA
Sponsor: General Atomics
Purpose: TO VISIT WITH AUSTRALIAN OFFICIALS, MILITARY AND OTHERS ENGAGED IN U.S.-AUSTRALIAN MUTUAL SECURITY ISSUES
Date: Mar 17, 2005 (8 days)
Expense: $14,473.16
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nancy Lifset.


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

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    Teaching the Birds and the Bees

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    What can Japan teach us about teaching?

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