KQV Global Press Conference
A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan
January 31, 2015
This half-hour radio program will feature Qais Akbar Omar, Author of A Fort of Nine Towers and Goodwill Envoy for the Initiative to Educate Afghan Women. He will discuss "A Family's Story of Survival in War-torn Afghanistan” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
KQV Global Press Conference
Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East
February 1, 2015
This half-hour radio program will feature Dr. Marc Lynch, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs and Director of the Institute for Middle East Studies at George Washington University. He will discuss "Reflecting on the Arab Spring: Contemporary Issues in the Middle East” with host Council President, Dr. Steven E. Sokol.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
The Life of a Diplomat
February 2, 2015
During this special seminar, Ambassador Hill will highlight his newest book, Outpost: Life on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy, and reflect on the opportunities, challenges, success, and failures he faced during his career. Following Ambassador Hill’s remarks, students will have the opportunity to ask questions during a moderated discussion.
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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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