Introducing the Center for Global Education


NEW YORK, September 22, 2016 — Asia Society launched its new Center for Global Education — an initiative that aims to give students around the world better “global competence” — with discussion on some of the most pressing education topics facing the world today. Josette Sheeran, Irina Bokova, J. Frank Brown, Felix Ruano, Michael M. Crow, and Angel Gurría give remarks, with a panel discussion including Anthony Jackson, Ido Leffler, Yu Lizhong, Hekia Parata, and Ellis Rubinstein. (1 hr., 31 min.)

Globalization. Mass migration. Violent extremism. Inequality. Environmental insecurities. Today’s challenges, like never before, transcend international borders and demand global cooperation on an unprecedented scale. Meeting these challenges requires a new educational paradigm, one that imparts critical skills to students whose lives are defined by our increasingly interconnected world.

Whether your focus is on global competence, global citizenship, or global literacy, this new paradigm is the key to employability and inclusion for young people around the world.

Building on six decades of groundbreaking work, Asia Society is proud to announce the launch of our Center for Global Education (CGE). The center will transform education to prepare young people for a global 21st century by bringing together the most influential educators, businesses, and government officials, commissioning research, publishing insights, and partnering with schools and education systems to change policy and practice.

Join us on Thursday, September 22 at 10 am for a high-level panel discussion focusing on today’s most pressing global education topics.

Speakers will include:

  • Irina Bokova, Director-General, UNESCO
  • Josette Sheeran, President and CEO, Asia Society
  • Anthony Jackson, Vice President for Education, Asia Society
  • Felix Ruano, a Harvard Class of 2017 student and Gates Millennium Scholar who is a graduate of an Asia Society International Studies Schools Network member school
  • Ido Leffler, Co-founder and CEO of Yoobi and CGE Advisory Co-Chair
  • Lizhong Yu, Chancellor of NYU Shanghai and CGE Advisory Co-Chair
  • Hekia Parata, Minister of Education of New Zealand and CGE Advisor
  • Ellis Rubinstein, President and CEO, New York Academy of Sciences and CGE Advisor

Related Events on September 22

8:00–9:30 am: Transforming 21st Century Education Systems

12:00–1:30 pm: Center for Global Education Council Meeting

2:00–4:00 pm: Closing the Skills Gap Through Global Education

Event Details

Thu 22 Sep 2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
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