Meghann Curtis Discusses the Importance of Exchange Programs

Meghann Curtis

A U-S State Department official was in Missoula this week evaluating an exchange program operated by the Maureen and Mike  Mansfield Center at the University of Montana.
Meghann Curtis’s official title is Deputy Assistant Secretary for Academic Programs at the U.S Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The Bureau administers and allocates funds for over 10-thousand student and scholar exchanges. It’s mission isn’t limited to academia, as it also administers cultural and professional exchanges.
In this evening’s feature interview with reporter Edward O’Brien, Curtis explains why she feels international exchanges of all types are invaluable. She says her perspective on the issue was crafted by a variety of factors, including her own experiences overseas as a teenager as well as the attacks on 9-11.

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