Education

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How to Get a Global Education

Speaker: Edith Bartley
Speaker: Anya Schmemann
Presider: Charles Landow

Experts examine routes for students to learn about and prepare for careers in public and foreign policy as part of the 2015 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs.

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Beyond Primary: Making the Case for Universal Secondary Education

Speaker: Joel Cohen
Speaker: Melissa Binder
Presider: Gene Sperling

The American Academy of Arts and Sciences recently published the book Educating All Children: A Global Agenda that considers the challenges of achieving universal basic and secondary education globally. In addition to co-editors, David Bloom, Joel Cohen and Martin Malin, leading experts who contributed to the book include Aaron Benevot, Paul Glewwe, Michael Kremer, and Melissa Binder. The research suggests that achieving universal primary and secondary education is not only urgently needed but also feasible with commitments of economic, human, and political resources by the international community.

Co-editor Joel Cohen, Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, joined us to speak about why universal secondary education is important. Professor Melissa Binder, author of the chapter on the cost of providing universal secondary education, also presented her findings.

>> Binder Presentation

>> Cohen Presentation

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Education and U.S. Competitiveness

Speaker: Michael Barber
Speaker: Margaret Spellings
Presider: Charles Lane

Please join Michael Barber and Margaret Spellings to discuss the state of elementary and secondary education in the U.S., focusing on workforce development and the preparedness of American students in comparison to others around the globe.

On the occasion of CFR's 90th anniversary, we will examine through a series of meetings and other projects how policies at home will directly influence the economic and military strength of the United States and its ability to act in the world.

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

Speaker: David Arnold
Speaker: Joseph G. Jabbra
Speaker: Winfred L. Thompson
Speaker: John Waterbury
Presider: Lee C. Bollinger

Please join these university presidents as they 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.

5:30 – 6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00 – 7:00 p.m. Meeting

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