Education

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Education Will Foster Demand For International Journalism

Interview of: James O. Goldsborough

As part of the Edward R. Murrow 60th Anniversary initiative current and former fellows discuss the stories that have had the most impact and present ideas for sustaining serious international journalism. Former fellow James Goldsborough talks about the backlash of the Vietnam War felt in Western Europe and declares education as a way to foster demand for international journalism. For more on the initiative, visit cfr.org/murrow.

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FP: The Madrasa Myth

Authors: Tahir Andrabi, Jishnu Das, C. Christine Fair, and Asim Ijaz Khwaja

Four authors argue that in the fight to save the country's next generation, more should be done towards building up mainstream and affordable private schools in Pakistan.

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A Global Education Fund: Toward a True Global Compact on Universal Education

Author: Gene B. Sperling

In this Center for Universal Education Working Paper, Gene B. Sperling argues that there are important design elements of the existing global education architecture—the Education for All Fast Track Initiative—that reflect a promising model for a coordinated, global effort on education that should be built upon. Yet he also finds that a new Global Education Fund must employ serious reforms and have a major rebranding and relaunching moment by heads of state that mobilizes a greater global commitment to more resources and sound program implementation to make significant steps toward achieving quality universal education for the world’s poorest children.

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The Jamestown Foundation: The Father of the Taliban: An Interview with Maulana Sami ul-Haq

Author: Imtiaz Ali

In the Jamestown Foundation’s Spotlight on Terror series, an interview with Maulana Sami ul-Haq, the director and chancellor of Pakistan's madrassa, Darul uloom Haqqania, Akora Khattak, where many of the top Taliban leaders, including its fugitive chief, Mullah Omar, attended. It is widely believed that the madrassa was the launching pad for the Taliban movement in the early 1990s, which is why Sami ul-Haq is also called the "Father of the Taliban."

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American Universities in the Middle East: Agents of Change in the Arab World

Speakers: David Arnold, Joseph Jabbra, Winfred Thompson, and John Waterbury
Presider: Lee Bollinger

The four American university presidents in the Middle East discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education in Egypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.

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Foreign Affairs Article

College Goes Global

Author: William Brody

The market for higher education, like others, is becoming increasingly globalized -- and dominated by U.S. institutions. But despite predictions that U.S.-based global universities will surge as geographic and disciplinary barriers come down, the era of the global "megaversity" may not quite be at hand.

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