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.
David Gartner, Senior Counsel for Global Aids Alliance and Bob Prouty from the World Bank Education Sector discuss the Global Education Fund.
Gene Sperling, director of CFR's Center for Universal Education, discusses how Kenya's new government is approaching education policy.
In this Bloomberg article, Amity Shlaes examines the “connection premium” of various business schools and asks what the dollar value is of having university connections in the business world.
Neil Turok, physicist and founder of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences, discusses how to educate talented scientists and mathematicians to help spur development in Africa.
Listen to experts discuss issues surrounding the education of children of conflict, specifically with regard to the current situation in Iraq.
Watch experts discuss issues surrounding the education of children of conflict, specifically with regard to the current situation in Iraq.
"This Handbook aims to serve as a resource for colleges and universities that are interested in integrating environmental, social, and governance considerations into investment decisions."
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."
The Council’s Center for Universal Education has partnered with PBS Wide Angle as well as Channel Thirteen and the U.S. Global Campaign for Education to distribute the PBS Wide Angle documentary, “Back to School.”
Watch a panel of university presidents discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education in Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.
This report analyzes madrasas' role in supporting religious extremism in Pakistan and calls for reform.
The four American university presidents in the Middle East discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education inE gypt, Lebanon, and the Gulf, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.
Listen to a panel of university presidents discuss the importance and value of American-style liberal arts education in Egypt, Lebanon, and the United Arab Emirates, and how it can work to create social change in the Arab world.
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.
According to this report from Oxfam half of the children in Afghanistan still do not go to school despite a 500 per cent increase in enrolments in the last six years. This briefing paper outlines some of the key concerns, and proposes a plan for not only increased funding, but also reforming budget allocation and planning within the Ministry of Education and amongst other actors in the education sector.
After the attacks of September 11, 2001, a 2004 Saudi royal study group recognized the exigency to reform educational material in Saudi Arabia's public school curriculum. The study found that the Saudi public education system advocates a problematic legacy in their religious curriculum that condones violence, repression, and intolerance. Prince Turki al-Faisal, the Saudi ambassador to the United States, made public claims that the Saudi curriculum had been recently reviewed and revised to meet the needs of a more modern education. However, recent copies of Islamic Saudi textbooks that have been translated into English reveal a lack of modernization, which contradicts assertions of Saudi educational reform.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
The author examines Pakistan's complex role in U.S. foreign policy and advocates for a two-pronged approach that works to quarantine threats while integrating Pakistan into the broader U.S. agenda in Asia.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
This clear and authoritative book presents a sweeping account of China's global resource quest and the unrivaled expansion of its economy. More
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More