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A Conversation with Charles F. Bolden, Jr., NASA Administrator

Speaker: Charles F. Bolden, Jr.
Presider: Ralph J. Cicerone

Each year, the Council invites members to bring their guests of high school-age and older to a special "Daughters and Sons" meeting. These events feature topics and speakers with cross-generational appeal. This spring, as NASA prepares to retire its space shuttle program, join NASA Administrator Charles F. Bolden, Jr., for a discussion of the intersection of space, technology, and U.S. foreign policy.

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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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Improving the Quality of Education

Interviewer: Isobel Coleman
Interviewee: Michael Barber

Sir Michael Barber, head of the Global Education Practice at McKinsey & Company argues that the key to improving educational systems is setting clear, internationally benchmarked standards, and attracting and training good teachers and school leaders.

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