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Transforming the Education Sector to Meet Africa’s 21st Century Needs

On June 15, 2017, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a panel discussion on “Transforming the Education Sector to Meet Africa’s 21st Century Needs,” as part of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum. The event featured three speakers, H.E. Professor Hassana Alidou, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Niger to the United States of America; Dr. Phillip Clay, Professor Emeritus and former Chancellor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Mr. Paul Mugambi, Chief Executive Officer, Kytabu.

Chinese Students in America: Who Returns, Who Remains, Who Benefits?

Beijing has established several programs to lure overseas students back to China to teach, conduct research, lead institutions, and build comprehensive national power. A recent study co-authored by Professor David Zweig suggests, however, that China’s top talent is spurning such offers and are remaining abroad, becoming, in effect, American, Australian, or Canadian talent.

From Day One: An Agenda for Advancing Women Leaders in Africa

Leaders are born; yet many born female in rural parts of sub-Saharan Africa go unrecognized largely because, from day one, women and girls face a political, cultural and social environment that inhibits their development into well-equipped female leaders.

POSTPONED: Transforming the Education Sector to Meet Africa’s 21st Century Needs

A Brown Capital Management Africa Forum Event

Please note, due to the impending snowstorm in Washington, D.C., this event has been POSTPONED to a later date. This event will not take place as scheduled on March 14. Please check this page in the future for information on the rescheduled event, or join our mailing list to be notified when more information is available.

History Education in Divided and Postwar Societies

History Can Bite: History Education in Divided and Postwar Societies


The Education of the Kremlin Elites

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Few longtime insiders have left their coveted positions during Putin’s first 15 years in power. If anything, they were climbing the Kremlin ranks and Forbes rich-man tables. Now they’re leaving in droves. The received wisdom that President Vladimir Putin does not part with old friends is now demolished.

21st Century Health, Education, Development, and Global Security

Health and education are essential for sustainable development across low-, middle-, and high-income economies. Health, education, and development in a well-integrated cluster are the sine qua non building blocks of global security.

Huge economic, health, and educational disparities abound among nations. These are accompanied by poverty that is catalytic to the seeds of disaffection, exclusion, and anger, and decreasing the threshold for violent, antisocial behavior globally.