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Russ FeingoldU.S. Senator, WisconsinUnited StatesInternational education builds bridges between communities and improves understanding of cultures different from our own—something that has perhaps never been as important as it is today…
Karen Parfitt HughesUnder Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public AffairsU.S. Department of StateI am especially pushing to rebuild educational exchanges so young people from abroad can study here, and I'm starting a people-to-people exchange to reach out to Iranians and bring them to our country. I have also initiated a "citizens' dialogue" that sends Muslim Americans to talk with Muslims in Islamic countries. I stress that "Islam is a part of America."
Condoleezza RiceSecretary of StateUnited StatesThe transformative capability of American higher education has been very clear to me in my work as a professor because I witnessed the life changing potential of international exchange among my American students who studied abroad and among the diverse foreign students who studied at Stanford from every region of the world who regularly enriched my classrooms in ways that only they could do.