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Global Education Forum

Spring 2014 Inaugural Event

On April 22, 2014 The School of Education, Teaching & Health's American University hosted the inaugural Global Education Forum. Panelists who presented at the event are listed below.

Click here to watch the inaugural event! 

Dr. Jack Buckley, Senior Vice President for Research, College Board

Dr. Jack Buckley

Dr. Buckley heads the College Board's Research department and is responsible for research across the entire suite of assessments, as well as regarding broader issues in education. Before joining the College Board in 2014, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics. In that role, he was responsible for the measurement of all aspects of U.S. education, including conducting the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Dr. Elizabeth "Lili" Cole, Senior Program Officer, Center for Applied Research on Conflict , United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington, DC

Dr. Lili Cole

Dr. Cole's research interest are in long term political reconciliation, education and transitional justice. Before joining USIP, she was the Senior Program Officer in charge of the research program on reconciliation at the Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs, and also previously worked at the Asia Society and at the Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University.

Lakshitha "Saji" Prelis, Director of Children and Youth Programs, Search for Common Ground (SFCG), Washington, DC

Mr. Lakshitha Prelis

Prior to joining SFCG, Mr. Prelis was the founding director of the Peacebuilding & Development Institute at American University. He currently co-chairs the UN inter-agency sub working group on youth participation in peacebuilding with the UN Peace Building Support Office.

Dr. Seteney Shami, Founding Director-General of the Arab Council for the Social Sciences, Beirut and Program Director, Social Science Research Council (currently on leave)

Dr. Seteney Shami

Dr. Shami's fieldwork has focused on Jordan, Egypt, Turkey and the North Caucasus. Her research interests center on issues of ethnicity and nationalism in the context of globalization, urban politics and state-building strategies, and population displacement and trans-national mobility.

Professor Mitchell L. Stevens, Director of Digital Research and Planning; Director of Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research (SCANCOR); Associate Professor, Stanford University

Dr. Mitchell L. Stevens

Associate Professor of Education and (by courtesy) Organizational Behavior and Sociology, Professor Stevens studies the organization of US higher education, the quantification of academic performance, and alternative school forms. The author of prize-winning studies of home education and selective college admissions, he currently is writing a book about how US research universities organize research and teaching about the rest of the world.

Join Us!

Please join us for the next Global Education Forum on Thursday, March 19, 2015. The topic will be Extremism and Education.

Register here. Find details about the event here.

October 2014 Global Education Forum

Please see the panelist bios and a video of the 2nd Global Education Forum on Gender, Violence, and Education.

April 2014 Inaugural Forum

Please see panelist bios and a video of the Inaugural Global Education Forum on April 22, 2014.