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WASHINGTON, D.C., January 21, 2003
—On Friday, January 23, 2004, 8.30 a.m., the International Finance Corporation will sponsor a live debate on globalization issues at the International Finance Corporation’s Forum on Investment in Private Higher Education taking place at IFC HQ, Washington, D.C.
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The debate to be held in IFC’s auditorium will be broadcast over the Internet available worldwide. It is hosted by Learning Times in New York. We encourage those interested to go online and register for the debate, either through IFC’s Health and Education Web site
or through the Learning Times Web site:
and participate with questions for the debaters.
Mr. Paul Stacey, managing director of Learning Times will moderate the debate. The debaters will be the Hon. John Dawkins, former treasurer and minister of education of Australia and Dr. Terry Ryan, director of the African Center for Economic Growth. Dr. Ryan is a former economic secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Finance and professor at Strathmore University.
The forum will focus on how the private sector can strengthen the role it plays in the financing and delivery of good-quality higher education in developing economies and the need to share ideas about best practices.
IFC Executive Vice President Peter Woicke will open the forum, and Dr. Mamphela Ramphele, managing director of the World Bank, will speak at the opening dinner. Other distinguished speakers include Paulo Renata Souza, former minister of education of Brazil; John Dawkins, former minister of education and minister of finance of Australia; Jorge Klor de Alva of Apollo Group, USA; and Joseph Duffey of Sylvan International Universities.
Please check out the agenda, speaker information, delegate list, and conference abstracts at
IFC is the private sector arm of the World Bank Group and has become increasingly involved in the education sector. IFC supports the start-up or expansion of initiatives in postsecondary, primary, and secondary schooling with a particular interest in school networks, e-learning initiatives, student financing programs, and other ancillary services.
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