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KQV Global Press Conference
Learning from Abroad: Vocational Training Through Innovation and Cross-Cultural Exchange
December 14, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature a German vocational training delegation. They will discuss "Learning from Abroad: Vocational Training Through Innovation and Cross-Cultural Exchange" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
The U.S., Afghanistan, and the New “Great Game”
December 15, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Amb. Peter Tomsen, Former U.S. Special Envoy to Afghanistan and Ambassador to Armenia. He will discuss "The U.S., Afghanistan, and the New “Great Game” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon
“America’s Energy Choice”
January 22, 2014
In many ways, access to and the supply of energy is quickly becoming the harbinger of a newly restructured global power balance. With an abundance of energy sources, what decisions must the U.S. make to further establish and maintain its own energy security? Join the Council and one the U.S. energy sector’s most senior leaders for a discussion on what U.S. energy security means for the future of America and the future of the world.
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Dr. Urvashi Sahni
March 12, 2013
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. EDT
The challenges facing girls came to a fore when the world learned of the attempted assassination of fourteen-year old Malala Yousafzai for her activism regarding girls’ education in Pakistan. However, she is not alone. Every day, 61 million children are shut out of primary school and 34 million adolescent girls are denied the right to education. Leading the fight for education in countries around the world are young people — like you — who are passionate about the right to education for everyone. Join this conversation with education experts to learn about the struggle for education worldwide.
Dr. Urvashi Sahni is currently a Nonresident Fellow at the Brookings Institution’s Center for Universal Education. She is the Founder and Chief Executive of Study Hall Educational Foundation. She is a leading expert in school governance, curriculum reform and teacher training with a special focus on girls education and the use of technology in education. Her current research focuses on developing and scaling her Girls’ Empowerment Program in India with the help of affordable technology.
Dr. Edwin H. Gragert is Director, Global Campaign for Education-US. Earlier he served for 21 years as Executive Director of iEARN-USA. Since 1990 he helped iEARN pioneer educational uses of innovative technologies and teacher professional development to facilitate on-line collaborative project-based learning among schools in the U.S. and 130 other countries. Earlier he served as Executive Director of an international youth exchange program, and also worked for the International Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. Ed received a BA in Japanese political science from the University of Washington. He received an MA in Korean History a PhD in Japanese history from Columbia University.
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