|Volume 9, Issue 4||Fall 1999|
|John McAuliff Editor-in-Chief
Amanda Beecher Hickman Managing Editor
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Fund for Reconciliation and Development
John McAuliff, Executive Director
The Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD) began in 1985 as the US-Indochina Reconciliation Project. It devolved from a program of the American Friends Service Committee established in 1972. FRD was the first American non-governmental organization (NGO) devoted solely to normal diplomatic, economic and cultural relations with Indochina and expanded its work to include Cuba in 1999. FRD carries out its own programs of cultural and educational exchange and humanitarian assistance. It also facilitates communication and cooperation between private business, NGOs, foundations and educational institutions interested in the region by publishing the quarterly newsletter Interchange and by organizing national and international meetings. FRD funding comes from foundations, US and European government agencies, international organizations, and private donations.