U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will be one of several Obama Administration officials participating in the U.S.-India Higher Education Summit at Georgetown University on Thursday, Oct. 13. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will open the conference, and Duncan will deliver closing remarks at a plenary session. Duncan will reiterate the Administration’s strategic vision for higher education collaboration between India and the U.S. and encourage a strong cooperation between the education systems of both countries.
In addition, Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter and Assistant Secretary of Postsecondary Education Eduardo Ochoa will lead breakout sessions throughout the day to explore sustainable partnerships between India and America.
The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit will provide a platform for government and education leaders from both countries to outline their vision for 21st century education engagement to a broad cross-section of academics, university officials and private sector leaders. The Summit will also highlight the avenues through which higher education communities in the United States and India can further engage in expanded cooperation. Credentialed members of the media will be able to cover portions of the Summit. Interested media should RSVP to Emily Horne at [email protected]. For more information and an agenda, visit: http://www.state.gov/p/sca/ci/in/education/174904.htm.