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.
Speakers discuss implications of universal secondary education.
The Center for Universal Education has compiled recent reports and findings as a one-stop-shop for research on universal education.
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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 in Egypt, 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.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
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.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
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
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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