In this issue, we feature AFS Life Trustee Ward B. Chamberlin, Jr., one of the most stalwart supporters of AFS. We pay tribute to Ward’s exemplary record of service to AFS and to his remarkable contributions to the field of public broadcasting.
The Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs figure prominently in this issue. In July, we learned that the National Historical Publications and Records Commission had approved our proposal for funding to organize a number of the collections in the Archives, and the second annual meeting of the AFS Legacy Group took place in August.
The President’s Award recipients will be honored for their contributions to AFS at a luncheon on November 19th. We profile this year’s awardees and their remarkable work on behalf of AFS in this issue.
AFS continues to work with other organizations to accomplish its goals. This past May, AFS was invited to chair a working meeting, “Expanding International Exchanges and Scholarship Programs,” at the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations third global forum in Rio de Janeiro.
AFS-USA announced a new international program collaboration in Asia and the USA with Global Nomads Group (the One LENS program) to help educators and students develop media literacy, intercultural, and leadership skills. The program is funded by the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Program Division.
In August, AFS Intercultural Programs moved to a new office space. The move included a relocation of the Archives of the American Field Service and AFS Intercultural Programs to the AFS-USA headquarters in downtown Manhattan.
We hope you enjoy this issue of the AFS Janus.