2014-2015 International Youth Forum
Exploring Foreign Policy in our Interconnected World
October 20, 2014
Each session will be a 90-minute video conference with students from local and international sites. Prior to each International Youth Forum, students will review Great Decisions materials. They will also conduct research on the topics to be discussed and prepare brief presentations to share with their peers. Participants will discuss the topics with young people at sites around the world and have the opportunity to develop potential solutions to current and future foreign policy challenges.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
Human Rights: Reflections from a War Correspondent
October 21, 2014
During this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from Professor Anne Nelson about her experiences as a war correspondent and her work in promoting human rights. What role does the media play in contemporary conflicts? What insights do those on the front lines gain? What responsibilities are unique to war correspondents and other observers of human rights?
4th Annual Dignity and Respect Day
In Celebration of Global Dignity Day
Live Webcast and Interactive Video Conference
October 22, 2014
Global Dignity Day is an international effort to connect students across the globe to discuss the role that dignity and respect plays in their lives. In celebration of Global Dignity Day, this program invites students to participate in activities and conversation with their local and international peers to highlight ways students can promote dignity and respect in their classrooms and community.
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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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