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Paul Kruchoski is Special Assistant for Policy in the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, where he helps to coordinate the Department's academic exchange programs in Middle East and North Africa and use of innovative educational technologies, including Open Educational Resources and Massively Open Online Courses. He leads the Department's efforts on the Open Book Project, a partnership to increase the availability of Arabic-language Open Educational Resources. He previously coordinated the Department's policy on UN education and youth issues. Paul was one of the major contributors to the State Department’s Youth Policy, which reshaped how the State Department engages youth around the world. In his career at the State Department, he has covered issues ranging from U.S. re-engagement with the UN Human Rights Council to the 2010 Earthquake in Haiti. Paul is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Outside of his work, Paul is an accomplished cellist, having performed at the Kennedy Center and as a soloist with the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra. He is the incoming curator of the Global Shapers Hub in Washington, DC.
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