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U.S. - Japan Now:
Economic and Global Corporate Strategies
May 23, 2013
In partnership with the World Affairs Council and the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Japan-America Society of Pennsylvania presents a high-level luncheon event focusing on the future economic outlook for Japan and the United States - and how economic, political, and security concerns may impact the global business of both countries. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear about Hitachi America, Ltd. corporate strategies from Hitachi's Chairman.
KQV Global Press Conference
A New Dawn? Egypt Post Revolution
May 25, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature H.E. Mohamed M. Tawfik, Egyptian Ambassador to the United States. He will discuss "A New Dawn? Egypt Post Revolution" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
It’s in the Balance: What the Energy Mix Means for National Security
May 26, 2013
This half-hour radio program will feature Anne Korin, Co-Director, Institute for the Analysis of Global Security. She will discuss "It’s in the Balance: What the Energy Mix Means for National Security" with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
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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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