International Advocacy Coordinating Committee
The International Advocacy Coordinating Committee (IACC) is the advocacy sub-committee of APLU’s Commission on International Initiatives. The International Advocacy Coordinating Committee is supported by a coalition of more than forty APLU member universities that contribute through an annual assessment to fund advocacy for international programs and higher education. Formerly the International Development and Agriculture Coordinating Committee, IACC has built on IDACC’s strength in advocacy of international development and agriculture to now also include a wide range of international issues of importance to APLU member universities.
IACC priorities include funding for universities within the State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bill such as the Collaborative Innovation Labs (formerly CRSPs) and higher education capacity building partnerships between African and U.S. universities. IACC is also focused on international agriculture, immigration reform, education abroad and exchange programs, and Title VI international education.
IACC dues fund a full-time advocate in Washington, DC dedicated to advancing the IACC legislative agenda through coordination with the Commission on International Initiatives and Council on Governmental Affairs.
The impact of IACC can be seen in important provisions impacting higher education in the Senate-passed comprehensive immigration reform bill, House and Senate State and Foreign Operations Appropriations bills, as well as important language on study abroad in the Labor, Health, and Human Services, and Education Appropriations committee report.
For more information on IACC, please contact Hanan Saab, Assistant Director for International Issues, Congressional & Governmental Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.