Despite remarkable increases in girls' primary schooling over the past decade, 60 million girls are still not in school. In Inexcusable Absence, authors Maureen Lewis and Marlaine Lockheed show that most of these girls belong to ethnic, religious, linguistic, racial or other minorities. Congressman Pomeroy and M.P. Stronach will offer insights about what these findings may mean for donor country efforts to support girls’ education.
Maureen A. Lewis
Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank
and Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development
Marlaine E. Lockheed
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development
With remarks by
Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
U.S. House of Representatives
The Honourable Belinda Stronach, M.P., P.C.
Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora (Ontario), Canada
Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center
for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations
President, Center for Global Development
Tuesday, February 13, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.
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