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WASHINGTON, D.C. May 21, 2012 – Senior government officials and leaders in international education were convened on Monday to testify before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia, chaired by Hawaii Senator Daniel Akaka.

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Washington, D.C., May 15, 2012 –– American Councils for International Education announced a new strategic partnership with the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER). In a new collaborative agreement between the two organizations, Dr. David Patton, a Vice President at American Councils, has been formally appointed as the new President of NCEEER, while continuing in his current role at American Councils.

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Why is it surprising that Denise Tatum is an accomplished Chinese instructor? She has not followed the typical path of an English teacher, mother of two, and a part-time Wal-Mart hairdresser. However, last summer, the Nevada teacher completed her fifth Chinese immersion program by participating in American Councils' Intensive Summer Language Institute (ISLI) for Chinese Teachers. By providing advanced Chinese and Arabic training, the ISLI program enables passionate teachers like Denise Tatum to cultivate critical K-12 language programs in the U.S.

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On December 1, 2011, 62 Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program alumni from across Eurasia marked World AIDS Day by coordinating HIV/AIDS awareness presentations, trainings, flash mobs, and charity concerts with 15 partner organizations in their home communities. Since 1988, World AIDS Day has raised awareness about the transmission of HIV, supported people living with AIDS, and helped to stop the pandemic, which has infected approximately 34 million people worldwide.

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