CUE Meetings

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Roundtable Meeting

Lessons in Shared Growth: Business and Entrepreneurship Education for Women in Developing Countries

Presider:

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

Speakers:

Dina Habib Powell, Director, Global Corporate Management, The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., Linda D. Rottenberg, CEO and Co-Founder, Endeavor Global, Amanda Ellis, Senior Private Sector Development Specialist, International Finance Corporation,, World Bank Group
June 23, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Education for Children of Conflict Roundtable Series: Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

Panelists:

Safaa El-Kogali, Senior Economist, Human Development Department, Middle East and North Africa Region, The World Bank, Angelina Jolie, Co-Chair, Education Partnership for Children of Conflict, Jolie-Pitt Foundation, George E. Rupp, Member, Commission on Iraqi Refugees, International Rescue Committee, International Rescue Committee

Presider:

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

Due to war and sectarian violence, many Iraqis have fled their homes and are now living as refugees in neighboring countries or as internally displaced persons in Iraq. Children make up about half of the four million people uprooted from their homes, and there is no doubt that their education is falling through the cracks. The World Bank's Safaa El-Kogali, who recently met with the Iraqi Minister of Education, the Director General of Planning, and other senior officials, is working with the government on capacity-building initiatives to meet the needs of internally displaced children. George Rupp, President of the International Rescue Committee, recently returned from a trip to the region, where he met with top government officials from Syria, Jordan, Iraq, and the United States, as well as with Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan. Angelina Jolie traveled to Iraq in February to learn more about the situation of displaced children and to raise awareness about their humanitarian needs.

Transcript: Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

Video Highlights: Iraq, Education, and Children of Conflict

April 8, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Education for Children of Conflict Roundtable Series: Education Strategies for Children of Conflict

Speakers:

Allison Anderson, Director, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies, Lyndsay Bird, Education Advisor for Fragile States, Save the Children, UK, Janice Dolan, Education Advisor, Save the Children, UK, Yolande Miller-Grandvaux, Senior Education Advisor, US Agency for International Development, Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations, Deirdre Watson, Education Advisor, Department for International Development, UK, Rebecca Winthrop, Senior Education Technical Advisor, International Rescue Committee

>> Overview: Education in Conflict Areas, Fragile States, and Emergencies

>> Bridging Trust Gaps in Financing Conflict and Post-Conflict States

>> Financing for Education in Fragile States

>> Education and Fragility: Towards a New Paradigm

March 11, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Ministers of Education Roundtable Series: Rwandan Minister of Education Jeanne D'Arc Mujawamariya

Speaker:

Jeanne D'Arc Mujawamariya, Minister of Education, Republic of Rwanda

The Center for Universal Education was honored to host our first female Minister of Education as she discussed the current state of education in Rwanda, specific reforms she is implementing, honest reports of challenges faced, and progress toward achieving the Education For All goals.

March 4, 2008

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Roundtable Meeting

Beyond Primary: Making the Case for Universal Secondary Education

Speakers:

Joel Cohen, Co-Director, Universal Basic and Secondary Education Project, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Melissa Binder, Associate Professor, University of New Mexico

Presider:

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

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

December 18, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting

Reaching Millions Through Education: Expansion of the BRAC Model

Speaker:

Dr. Fazle Hasan Abed, Founder and Chairperson, BRAC

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
September 14, 2007

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Ministers of Education Roundtable Series: A Perspective from Britain

Speaker:

Douglas Alexander, Secretary of State for International Development, Department of International Development

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
July 12, 2007 5:30-7:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting ⁄ Washington

Kenya's Success and Challenges in Providing Universal Free Primary Education

Speakers:

Karega Mutahi, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Republic of Kenya, George Godia, Education Secretary, Ministry of Education, Republic of Kenya

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education, The Council on Foreign Relations
April 16, 2007 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

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Roundtable Meeting

Ministers of Education Roundtable Series: Javed Ashraf, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Speaker:

Javed Ashraf, Minister of Education, Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Presider:

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

>> Pakistan Education Sector Reform Efforts

>> National Report of Pakistan

>> Budget Support in Pakistan

November 30, 2006 8:30-10:30 a.m.

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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

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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.

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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

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Study Group Meeting

Study Group on Religious Schools and Universal Education - Session I

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Center for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
April 5, 2005

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Roundtable Meeting

Educational Challenges in Kenya

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Senior Fellow for Economic Policy; Director, Center for Universal Education

Speaker:

George Saitoti, Minister of Education, Kenya

Education in Kenya: Challenges and Policy Responses

April 28, 2004

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Roundtable Meeting

Prospects for U. S. Support of the World Bankís Education for All Initiative

Presider:

Gene B. Sperling, Council on Foreign Relations

Speaker:

George Ingram, Basic Education Coalition

Contact John Neffinger at 202-518-3414 or jneffinger@cfr.org

September 18, 2002

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Roundtable Meeting

Towards Universal Education: Making a Promise, and Keeping It

Presider:

Mark Malloch Brown, Administrator, United Nations Development Programme

Speaker:

Gene B. Sperling, Director, Forum on Universal Education

Contact: Olivia Carballo at 212-434-9668 or ocarballo@cfr.org

May 8, 2002

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