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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.