Dec 17

Past Event

Basic Education in Pakistan and Afghanistan: The Current Crisis and Beyond

Summary

A panel of experts will attempt to define what role the United States and the international community should play in reforming the basic education systems in Pakistan and Afghanistan, addressing the special challenge of reaching girls in this region.

Participants will examine policies that have been most effective in dismantling barriers to education in other developing nations and discuss the strategies they believe should be adapted for promoting universal education in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

This discussion is the latest in a series of conferences sponsored by the Brookings Forum on Universal Education, directed by Gene Sperling.

Event Agenda

  • Moderator

    • GENE SPERLING

      Director, Brookings Forum on Universal Education and Visiting Fellow, The Brookings Institution

      Former Director, White House National Economic Council

  • Panelists

    • ANDREA RUGH

      Former Consultant for Unicef on Afghan Primary Education Framework

    • BARBARA HERZ

      Former Division Chief for Social Sectors in South Asia, World Bank

      Former Senior Adviser to the Secretary of Treasury, U.S. Treasury Department

    • CHARLES MacCORMACK

      CEO, Save the Children

    • JOHN WALL

      Country Director for Pakistan, World Bank

    • SHAHID JAVED BURKI

      CEO, Emerging Market Partnerships Financial Advisers

      Former Vice President, World Bank, Former Acting Finance Minister, Interim Government of Pakistan

    • THOMAS GOUTTIERRE

      Director, Center for Afghanistan Studies and Dean of the Center for International Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha

Details

December 17, 2001

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM EST

The Brookings Institution

Falk Auditorim

1775 Massachuetts, N.W.,

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