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IIE’s Allan Goodman to Speak at U.S.-India Higher Education Summit

WASHINGTON, DC, October 13, 2011—Dr. Allan E. Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, will participate in the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit on Thursday, October 13 in Washington, DC, and will chair a panel discussion on “Faculty Collaboration and Scholarship.” This session invites panelists and audience members to discuss how the exchange of scholars can develop relationships between Indian and U.S. academic institutions in order to increase capacity within the institutions and internationalize their campuses. Panelist include: Richard Lariviere, President, University of Oregon; Philip Lutgendorf, President, American Institute of Indian Studies and Professor at the University of Iowa; Jim Nye, Director, South Asia Language and Area Center, University of Chicago; Pankaj Chandra, Indian Institute of Management Bangalore; Furqan Qamar, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh; and Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, Hyderabad University.

The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, October 13. The Summit will be jointly hosted by the Government of the United States and the Government of India and attended by 300 higher education leaders and government officials from the U.S. and India, as well as private sector leaders.

The objective of the summit is to further strengthen higher education collaboration and exchange between institutions in the United States and India through exploration of topics of mutual interest such as joint degrees, research partnerships, accreditation and quality assurance. In addition, the summit will highlight the importance of education as a pillar of the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and set forth goals for deepening this aspect of our bilateral relationship in cooperation with the many excellent institutions of higher education in both countries.

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indian Minister of Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal will deliver remarks at the opening of the Summit. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Minister Sibal will deliver closing remarks. Prominent higher education and thought leaders will speak at a plenary session and in breakout sessions on topics crucial to expanding and strengthening higher education collaboration between our two countries.

For more information and the complete agenda, please go to: http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/in/education/174904.htm

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