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

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Back to The Data

Trips by*

Mark Walker


Total cost of 8 trips: $37,344.84


Trips traveled under the office of Dan Burton

Destination: NICARAGUA
Sponsor: Luis R Cerna/Univ of Mobile Nicaragua
Purpose: CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 14, 2000 (4 days)
Expense: $940.00
source

Destination: ORLANDO, FL
Sponsor: American Academy of Cosmetic Surgeons
Purpose: STAFFING OF SPEECH BY REP. BURTON
Date: Jan 27, 2000 (1 day)
Expense: $369.00
source

Destination: SINGAPORE
Sponsor: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies
Purpose: U.S. CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION
Date: Feb 1, 2003 (7 days)
Expense: $7,680.54
source

Destination: TAIWAN, ROC
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: OFFICIAL VISIT TO MEET WITH PRESIDENT AND OTHER GOVERNMENT AND BUSINESS LEADERS/AMERICAN INSTITUTE OF TAIWAN
Date: Dec 6, 2003 (12 days)
Expense: $7,250.00
source

Destination: JAKARTA, INDONESIA-YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA-BALI, INDONESIA
Sponsor: United States-Indonesia Society
Purpose: OFFICIAL CONGRESSIONAL STAFF DELEGATION/FACT-FINDING TRIP
Date: Jan 18, 2004 (7 days)
Expense: $7,425.00
source

Destination: PHILADELPHIA, PA
Sponsor: Mercatus Center at George Mason University
Purpose: 2004 CHIEF OF STAFF RETREAT
Date: Feb 19, 2004 (2 days)
Expense: $682.00
source

Destination: KUALA LUMPUR, MALAYSIA-PENANG, MALAYSIA
Sponsor: U.S. ASEAN BUSINESS COUNCIL/MALAYSIA INSTITUTE FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES
Purpose: FACT FINDING/TRADE/BI-LATERAL RELATIONS/HI-TECH CORRIDOR MEETINGS WITH THE PRIME MINISTER/FOREIGN MINISTER
Date: Apr 9, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $7,248.30
source

Destination: TAIPEI, TAIWAN
Sponsor: Chinese International Economic Cooperation Association
Purpose: FACT-FINDING AND EDUCATIONAL VISIT
Date: Oct 19, 2004 (10 days)
Expense: $5,750.00
source



* - Trips by all travelers named Mark Walker.


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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