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November 10, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The U.S. Marine Corps turns 244 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have …

U.S. Marine Corps

January 7, 2011

Friday File: Welcome Back Bill Daley, Congratulations Gene Sperling

U.S. President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has a new White House chief of staff, Bill …

President Barack Obama introduces William Daley as the new White House Chief of Staff

January 25, 2019

Technology and Innovation
Transformative Technology, Transformative Governance: A New Blog Series on the Future

A flood of technological innovation has left global governance floundering. A new blog series explores this inundation and how to strengthen the levees. 

A researcher presents a silicon wafer.

September 23, 2002

United States
Gene Sperling, Former White House Chief Economic Adviser, Joins the Council to Advance Universal Education

  Contact: Lisa Shields, Director of Communications, 212-434-9888   NEW YORK, September 20, 2002 – Gene Sperling, President Clinton’s national economic adviser and former director of the…

November 10, 2018

United States
Happy 243rd Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 243 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

USMC birthday

December 19, 2008

Education
A Global Education Fund

Overview Around the world, 72 million primary-school-aged children and another 226 million adolescents will not attend school this year. While global awareness of the silent crisis of education in…

A Global Education Fund header

April 25, 2007

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Council Highlights Global Campaign For Education Week (April 23-29, 2007)

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, “Ba…

January 30, 2007

Global
Finding a New Consensus on Trade and Globalization

Prepared Testimony before the House Committee on Foreign AffairsThank you, Chairman Rangel, Ranking Member McCrery, Congressman Levin and other members of the Committee.I would like to take this oppo…

December 1, 2005

International Organizations
Filling the Glass: Moving the FTI Toward a True Global Compact on Education

I. Education for All Fast Track Initiative: Recognizing a Glass that is Both Half Full and Half Empty: To answer the question of where the Fast Track Initiative should go from here, we need to take s…

May 14, 2004

Education
A Pre-Emption Policy on Universal Basic Education

Testimony ofGene B. SperlingSenior Fellow, Council on Foreign RelationsDirector, Center for Universal Education Submitted May 14, 2004House Committee on AppropriationsSubcommittee on Foreign Op…