To combat the spread of hateful and deceptive propaganda, the U.S. government is investing in creative ways to work with civil society and academia to challenge the rhetoric. The P2P (Peer to Peer): Challenging Extremism initiative is a leading example.
In 2015, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs’ Collaboratory launched and ran three open education pilots as part of our commitment to the second U.S. Open Government National Action Plan. One year in, the Collaboratory examined all three pilots and shared lessons learned from these programs.
Jennifer Farrell, a Fulbright alumna, has developed a new mobile phone app and nonprofit social enterprise, CriticaLink, to build and mobilize a network of first responders for medical emergencies in Bangladesh.
Inspired by his International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) volunteering experiences while in the United States, Jhonatan José Rodríguez Parra applied the knowledge and insight he gained to implement new strategies for HIV education and prevention through his organization “Stop VIH” (Spanish acronym for HIV).