The Mansfield Center is pleased to welcome Dr. Abraham Kim as our new director, effective August 1st, 2013. He comes to us from a position as Vice President and former Interim President of the Korea Economic Institute of America in Washington, D.C. Dr. Kim brings over 15 years' experience in policy leadership to the Maureen & Mike Mansfield Center. More on Dr. Kim.
Our Cambodia group departed Montana on June 19! Follow them on our blog at http://www.aylpcambodia.wordpress.com.
Watch this space for information on the 2014 AYLP Cambodia program for 20 Montana high school students and two high school teachers.
•Seeley Swan Pathfinder publishes article about Angus Batchelder and Mariah Cooper-Nies, two of the participating students, and their excitement about our upcoming departure to Cambodia on June 19th! Read the article here!
•Char-Koosta Newspaper publishes an article about Louis Bunce, Nicole Range, Courtney Perry and Camaleigh Old Coyote, four of the participants of A.Y.L.P going to Cambodia. Read the article here!
• The latest media coverage on the program: The Valley Journal based in Ronan, with a focus on three of our four Native students: Click here!
The Mansfield Center is proud to be hosting The Study of the U.S. Institute on Global Environmental Issues. This program consists of 20 undergraduate students from Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Burma, and Thailand. The S.U.S.I program consists of meetings, field trips, and cultural activities focusing on a wide array of environmental concerns.
If anyone is interested in hosting a couple of students for a short stay in your home please contact Chris Freimund at Christopher.email@example.com or call 406-243-2988. This allows each student to integrate themselves into American culture with a unique experience.
The Mansfield Center is honored to host a program of the U.S. Department of State, the Economic Empowerment Exchange Program for Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, and Vietnam. This program specifically seeks out participants who seek to be empowered with concrete skills they can use to generate economic growth, with the objective to increase incomes and reduce poverty in their respective countries through access to more economic opportunities.
In our program, 20 southeast Asians and 20 Americans will travel in four cohorts from April 2013 - January 2014. Southeast Asian participants will engage in a 37-day program in the U.S., while U.S. participants will travel overseas for an average 16-day program.
The Spring 2013 Brown Bag Series has ended.
Please check back in the Fall for information on our Fall 2013 Brown Bag Series!
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