Lobbying for the Humanities and Foreign Language on Capitol Hill

  • Senator Patty Murray with Jon Hiskes, Lela Hilton, and Andrew Nestingen
    Senator Patty Murray with Jon Hiskes, Lela Hilton, and Andrew Nestingen
  • Murray staffer Manuel Contreas with Hilton, Hiskes, and Nestingen
    Murray staffer Manuel Contreras with Hilton, Hiskes, and Nestingen
  • Rep. Derek Kilmer-staffer Katie Allen with Nestingen, Hilton, Hiskes
    Rep. Derek Kilmer-staffer Katie Allen with Nestingen, Hilton, Hiskes
  • Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers-staffer David Smentek with Hiskes, Hilton, Nestingen
    Rep. Cathy McMorris-Rogers-staffer David Smentek with Hiskes, Hilton, Nestingen
  • Rep. Dan Newhouse-staffer Sean O'Brien with Nestingen, Hiskes, Hilton
    Rep. Dan Newhouse-staffer Sean O'Brien with Nestingen, Hiskes, Hilton
  • Rep. Pramila Jayapal staffer Danielle Fulfs with Nestingen, Hilton, and Hiskes
    Rep. Pramila Jayapal staffer Danielle Fulfs with Nestingen, Hilton, and Hiskes

Andrew Nestingen visited the Washington State Congressional Delegation to speak to them about the importance of supporting the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), and Fulbright-Hays and Title VI, which support the study of foreign language and advanced research in foreign languages. Hundreds of Scandianvian Studies students have benefitted from these federal programs during the last 50 years. Nestingen's visit was part of Humanities Advocacy Day, which is organized by the National Humanities Alliance. Nestingen was also representing the Simpson Center for the Humanities (SCH). He collaborated with Jonathan Hiskes, Communications Director for the SCH. They were also joined by Lela Hilton, national director of the Clemente Course, and receipient of the National Humanities Medal. Hilton long directed the Jefferson Clemente course on the Olympic Peninsula. Learn more about the National Humanities Alliance advocacy for foreign language and the humanities. Jon Hiskes wrote an article on the visit to Capitol Hill for the SCH Website