2014 UPCEA International Briefing

Hosted by the UPCEA International Network
Sponsored by UC Berkeley Extension

February 19-20, 2014

University of California, Washington Center
1608 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

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Focus on Russia and Ukraine: Higher Education in Context

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 

6:00 p.m.                          Reception

6:45 p.m.                          Dinner   

8:00 p.m.                          Opening Presentation
                                           Dr. Anders Aslund
                                               Senior Fellow
                                               Peterson Institute for International Economics
                                               An overview of the Russian and the Ukrainian economies and the broader implications for economic transition.                                                                                                                             

Thursday, February 20, 2014


8:30-8:45a.m.                   Coffee
8:45-9:45 a.m.                  Dr. Dan E. Davidson    
                                               American Councils for International Education
                                               US-Russian Innovation Corridor including insights on the Global                                               
                                               Competitive Rankings, and how the USRIC fits into these goals.

9:45-10:00 a.m.                Coffee

10:00-11:00 a.m.              Dr. Rahul Choudaha
                                               Director of Research and Strategic Development
                                               World Education Services
                                               Ukrainian and Russian institutional features (institution types,
                                               quality assurance framework, recent trends and developments)
                                               and students (student mobility patterns, enrollment patterns)

11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.      Dr. Harley Balzer  
                                               Associate Professor of Government and International Affairs
                                               Georgetown University
                                               A framework of the Russian higher educational system with a focus
                                               on education and the knowledge economy.

12:15-1:30 p.m.                 Lunch

1:30-2:30 p.m.                   Dr. Fiona Hill
                                               Director, Center on the United States and Europe
                                               Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Program
                                               The Brookings Institution 

                                            Ambassador Steven Pifer
                                               Director, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Initiative
                                               Senior Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe,
                                               Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence
                                               The Brookings Institution 

                                               Russia and Ukraine: political, economic, and social                  
                                               implications for the United States under the current governments.


2:30-2:45 p.m.                  Coffee

2:45-3:45 p.m.                  Dr. Svetlana Filiatreau 
                                               Eurasia Programs Coordinator, Global & Strategies, Provost’s Office
                                               George Mason University
                                               George Mason University's international strategy in Russia and Ukraine                           

3:45-4:45 p.m.                   Francisco Marmolejo 
                                               Lead Tertiary Education Specialist
                                               Coordinator, Network of Higher Education
                                               World Bank
                                               Higher education trends, insights from attending the Moscow fall 2013
                                               meeting regarding President Putin's rankings, and the World Bank

                                               educational projects in the region.                          

4:45 p.m.                             Adjourn

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