“Important Innovations in Higher Education: New Universities in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan” on April 20, 2016

MEDIA ADVISORY

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute will host “Important Innovations in Higher Education: New Universities in the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Afghanistan” at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

The forum will focus on the rising number of new universities across Central Asia, Afghanistan, and the Caucasus that are achieving innovation and jumpstarting reform in higher education.

Speakers

S. Frederick Starr, Chairman, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, Johns Hopkins SAIS
Shigeo Katsu, President, Nazarbayev University
Leslie Schweitzer, First Vice Chair, Board of Trustees, American University of Afghanistan
Ellen Hurwitz, President Emerita, American University of Central Asia

Moderator: Mamuka Tsereteli, Research Director, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

Date

5:00-7:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 20, 2016. The event will begin with a reception and follow with the main program at 5:30 p.m.

Location

Johns Hopkins SAIS, Rome Building Auditorium
1619 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036

Register

The event is open to the public and media, with registration. Members of the working press may RSVP through the online registration form.

Media Contact

Stacy A. Anderson
Communications Manager
Johns Hopkins SAIS
202.663.5620 office
202.853.7983 mobile
sande100@jhu.edu 

About the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute

The Central Asia-Caucasus Institute is a leading institution in the U.S. for the study of the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Caspian Region. The institute, affiliated with Johns Hopkins SAIS, is part of a joint center with the Silk Road Studies Program at the Institute for Security and Development Policy in Stockholm.

For more information, visit silkroadstudies.org.

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Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2016