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Book Launch

Inexcusable Absence: Why 60 million girls still aren’t in school and what to do about it

Tuesday, February 13, 2007 - 10:00am to 12:00pm

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.

Featuring authors
Maureen A. Lewis
Chief Economist, Human Development, World Bank
and Non-resident Fellow, Center for Global Development

and
Marlaine E. Lockheed
Visiting Fellow, Center for Global Development

With remarks by
Congressman Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
U.S. House of Representatives

and

The Honourable Belinda Stronach, M.P., P.C.
Member of Parliament for Newmarket-Aurora (Ontario), Canada

Moderated by
Gene Sperling
Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center
for Universal Education, Council on Foreign Relations


Introductions by
Nancy Birdsall
President, Center for Global Development

Tuesday, February 13, 2007
10:00 a.m. – 12:00p.m.
at
Jurys Hotel
1500 New Hampshire Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C.


Please RSVP to events@cgdev.org