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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Nicole Venable


Total cost of 14 trips: $47,879.72


Trips traveled under the office of Michael Collins

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Singapore International Foundation
Purpose: MEETINGS WITH GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS ON SINGAPORE TRADE, ECONOMY US POLICY AND SOCIETY
Date: Aug 15, 1999 (7 days)
Expense: $6,184.16
source


Trips traveled under the office of William Jefferson

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS) Malaysia
Purpose: STUDY US-MALAYSIAN ECONOMIC & POLITICAL RELATIONS, MEETINGS W/ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS
Date: Jan 7, 2001 (8 days)
Expense: $6,866.85
source

Destination: BOTSWANA
Sponsor: Botswana Confederation of Commerce Industry & Manpower
Purpose: CODEL TO INVESTIGATE DIAMOND INDUSTRY AND MANPOWER. REQUIRE AGOA IMPLEMENTATION, AND ANTI-AIDS INITIATIVES IN BOTSWANA
Date: Apr 6, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $9,560.68
source

Destination: THE REPUBLIC OF CUBA
Sponsor: Christopher Reynolds Foundation
Purpose:
Date: May 25, 2001 (7 days)
Expense: $1,923.32
source

Destination: NEW YORK CITY
Sponsor: Connell Co
Purpose: MEETING & SPEECH AT CONNELL HEADQUARTERS TO ACCOMPANY REP. JEFFERSON
Date: Jul 10, 2001
Expense: $240.00
source

Destination: SANTIAGO, CHILE
Sponsor: Chilean-American Chamber of Commerce
Purpose: MEETINGS REGARDING US-CHILE FTA NEGOTIATIONS
Date: Aug 11, 2001 (3 days)
Expense: $1,282.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, DC - GUATEMALA CITY, GUATEMALA
Sponsor: CACJK-BUSINESS COORDINATING COMMITTEE AND GUATEMALA EMBASSY IN US
Purpose: HOLD MEETINGS REGARDING US-CAFTA AGREEMENT WITH GOVERNMENT, NGO AND PRIVATE SECTOR
Date: Oct 17, 2004 (5 days)
Expense: $1,400.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C. - JACKSONVILLE, FLA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: DIALOGUE ABOUT PUBLIC POLICY ISSUES IMPORTANT TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BLACK CAUCUS
Date: Dec 12, 2004 (3 days)
Expense: $1,144.00
source

Destination: WASHINGTON, D.C.-DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Sponsor: Chamber of Commerce for the USA
Purpose: TRADE CONFERENCE & CAFTA MEETINGS
Date: Feb 10, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,037.05
source

Destination: BRAZILIA-RIO
Sponsor: Brazil Information Center
Purpose: MEETINGS W/ BRAZIL GOVERNMENT ON TRADE, FTAA; DIALOGUE W/ LEGISLATIVE COUNTERPARTS; MEETING W/ IADB
Date: Feb 21, 2005 (6 days)
Expense: $6,640.60
source

Destination: SEATTLE
Sponsor: Microsoft Corporation
Purpose: TO LEARN MORE ABOUT EMERGENCY TECHNOLOGIES AND RELEVANT POLICY IMPLICATIONS ON IP, EDUCATION AND ANTI-TRUST
Date: Mar 3, 2005 (3 days)
Expense: $1,566.95
source

Destination: BANGKOK-PHUKETH
Sponsor: US-Asean Business Council
Purpose: GOVERNMENT MEETINGS ON US-THAILAND FTA, FOREIGN POLICY AND TSUNAMI RELIEF EFFORTS
Date: Mar 26, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $5,116.25
source

Destination: WASH, DC-PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Biotechnology Industry Organization
Purpose: TO ATTEND BIO INT'L CONVENTION, DISCUSS WITH INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVES BIO ISSUES & DEVELOPMENT OF BIOTECH INDUSTRY IN LOUISIANA
Date: Jun 20, 2005
Expense: $272.86
source

Destination: MAROCCO (RABAT, CASABLANCA, MANNAHECH)
Sponsor: Ribat Al Fath Association for Sustainable Development
Purpose: MEET W/ GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO DISCUSS US-MOROCCO FTA, WESTERN SAHARA, HUMAN RIGHTS ISSUES, AND ECON DEVELOPMENT IN MOROCCO
Date: Jul 2, 2005 (7 days)
Expense: $4,645.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Nicole Venable.


American RadioWorks |
Michael Walker with students in Minneapolis (photo: @MPS_BlackMales Twitter account)

Boosting Black Male Student Achievement

The Minneapolis Public School District created an Office of Black Male Student Achievement earlier this year. One goal of the office is to help young African American men graduate from high school in greater numbers.

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.
  • 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.
  • 01.05.15

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