Universal Basic Education Roundtable Series

Staff: Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education
September 1, 2002 - Present

In April 2000, the international community renewed its commitment to achieving universal education in the world’s poorest nations by 2015 – the same commitment it had made ten years earlier without noticeable effect. While there has been considerable strategic effort to promote other development priorities that education furthers – health, democracy, etc. – there has been less emphasis on education itself.

The Center for Universal Education seeks to further strategic thinking on how to achieve universal education by producing accessible policy analysis and facilitating ongoing discussions between donor countries, aid organizations and poor nations on the issues critical to promoting basic education in the developing world. The monthly meetings of the roundtable series bring together experts and advocates from academia, the policy community, and government officials both from the United States and foreign countries. Such diversity insures the broadest range of experience and expertise required for achieving the Center’s goals.

Meetings

Roundtable Meeting

Global Campaign for Education Roundtable: UNESCO's Global Monitoring Report Announcement

Speakers:

Nicholas Burnett, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, Michelle Neuman, United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
November 2, 2006

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

Global Campaign for Education Roundtable: Leaving Microsoft to Educate the World

Speakers:

John Wood, Founder and CEO, Room to Read, Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
November 1, 2006 3:00-4:30 p.m.

This meeting is not for attribution.

Roundtable Meeting

A New Vision for Education in Afghanistan

Speaker:

Hanif Atmar, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Council on Foreign Relations
September 27, 2006

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Campaign for Education Roundtable: The 2006 Education for All Global Monitoring Report - Literacy for Life

Speaker:

Nick Burnett, UNESCO

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
February 17, 2006

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Campaign for Education Roundtable: Educating the World's Children - Patterns of Growth and Inequality

Speakers:

Bidemi Carrol, Academy for Educational Development, Annababette Wils, Academy for Educational Development

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
October 25, 2005

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Roundtable Meeting

Global Campaign for Education Roundtable: School Fee Elimination and Holistic School Reform

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
September 19, 2005

This meeting is not for attribution.