Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Renewing America’s Global Leadership-A Policy Statement by NAFSA

NAFSA: Association of International Educators issued a policy statement today pledging support for President Obama and his administration in their efforts to restore America’s leadership around the world. Here is a snippet from the statement that I found particularly interesting:

“International education creates that most unique of possibilities, in which individuals of differing backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences can come face to face and discover ties of friendship and understanding. It is these person-to-person relationships that sustain diplomatic and political relationships, which is why generations of American foreign-policy leaders have pointed to educational exchanges as one of our most successful foreign policy tools, the most proven and effective way for the United States to build a foundation for dialogue and partnership with the rest of the world.”

You can access NAFSA’s entire statement (as well as a pdf version) here.

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