Converging Interests: India’s ‘Look East’ and America’s ‘Asia Pivot’
October 1, 2014
Join the Council on the heels of Prime Minister Modi’s bilateral talks with President Barack Obama following the UN General Assembly to hear about Modi’s foreign policy priorities from one of India’s most widely respected journalists and public intellectuals.
Special Seminar and Video Conference
Peace in the Middle East? A German View of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
October 3, 2014
During this special seminar and video conference, students will hear from Ruprecht Polenz, German politician and former Chairman of the German Bundestag’s Committee on Foreign Affairs, about the conflict in the Middle East. He will provide a German point of view on the current situation in Israel and Palestine, and address how a policy towards the region should look and the response needed by the global community.
The Dr. Henry A. Kissinger Transatlantic Speaker Program of the ACG Pittsburgh Eric M. Warburg Chapter
Public Policy Discussion and Luncheon on the occasion of German Unity Day
Germany’s Role in the World
October 3, 2014
With the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) and the horizon and German-American relations at a low point over allegations of spying, this is an opportune time to hear from one of Germany’s most distinguished politicians and foreign policy experts. Join the American Council on Germany and the World Affairs Council for a timely discussion on the occasion of German Unity Day!
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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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