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The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit

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October 13, 2011
Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

The U.S.-India Higher Education Summit will be held at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, October 13, 2011. 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.

Allan Goodman, President and CEO of the Institute of International Education, will chair a session on "Faculty Collaboration and Scholarship."

Virtual participants can participate in the live interactive webcast at https://statedept.connectsolutions.com/us-india and follow the hashtag #USIndiaEd on Twitter.

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


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