Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting May 2-4

Cultural Property Advisory Committee Meeting May 2-4

The Cultural Property Advisory Committee will meet May 2-4, 2018, to review Ecuador’s request for U.S. import restrictions on archaeological and ethnological material

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United States and Libya Sign Agreement to Protect Libya’s Cultural Heritage

United States and Libya Sign Agreement to Protect Libya’s Cultural Heritage

On February 23, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs I. Steven Goldstein and Libyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs Under Secretary for Political Affairs Lutfi Almughrabi signed a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of State’s Treaty Room.

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State Department Emphasizes Importance of Keeping Exchange Participants Safe

State Department Emphasizes Importance of Keeping Exchange Participants Safe

On February 26, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Jennifer Zimdahl Galt hosted a dialogue with ECA cooperative partners and sponsors that administer exchange programs to discuss how to continue to strengthen efforts to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of exchange participants.

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2017-18 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

2017-18 Fulbright Top Producing Institutions

The lists of more than 150 U.S. higher education institutions that sent the most Fulbright U.S. Students and Scholars abroad in academic year 2017-2018 are now available and highlight the Fulbright Program’s strong institutional diversity and impact on American communities.

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Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, welcomes the Board.

Ambassador Jennifer Zimdahl Galt, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs, welcomes the Board.

J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board Welcomes Insight from the Institute of International Education and Alumni from Fulbright Teaching Program.

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U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Yemeni Cultural Heritage

U.S. Department of State Partners with International Council of Museums to Fight Illicit Traffic of Yemeni Cultural Heritage

In response to the civil war in Yemen in 2015-2016 and in an effort to help protect endangered Yemeni art and antiquities for future generations, the Department of State asked the International Council of Museums (ICOM) to produce an Emergency Red List of Cultural Objects at Risk for Yemen. It was launched at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York on January 31.

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