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Loy Henderson Conference Room
Department of State

Morning Session

Moderator: Keith Geiger, Director
Office of Academic Programs
U.S. Information Agency

8:00-8:45 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Dr. Joseph Duffey, Director
U.S. Information Agency

9:10-9:30 a.m. "American National Security Interests:
The Importance of U.S.- Educated International Students"
Speaker: The Honorable William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense

9:30-9:40 a.m. Welcoming Remarks and Introduction
Dr. Sharon Robinson
Chief Operating Officer, ETS

9:40-10:00 a.m. "Building a Global Community: State by State"
Speaker: The Honorable Ray Mabus, Former Governor of Mississippi and Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia

10:00-10:30 a.m. "Open Doors and Opening Minds: Why Both Are Needed for the 21st Century"
Speaker: Dr. Allan Goodman, President and CEO,
Institute of International Education

l0:30-10:35 a.m. Charge to Working Sessions
Keith Geiger
U.S. Information Agency

10:35-10:50 a.m. Break

10:50-11:50 a.m. Working Session: Quantifying the Current State of Affairs

Noon-l:30 p.m. Lunch - Benjamin Franklin State Dining Room

Afternoon Session

Moderator: Linda Pfister, Vice President,
Educational Testing Service

1:30-1:45 p.m. "Current Structures Supporting Study in the U.S. and Abroad"

Speaker: Ms. Marlene Johnson, Executive Director
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

1:45-2:30 p.m. "Forging Alliances to Support International Education" Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dr. Ted Sanders, President, Southern Illinois University

Mr. Peter C. Thorp, Vice President, Corporate University Relations & Educational Programs, Citibank
Congressman Donald M. Payne (D), Newark, New Jersey
Dr. Jacquelyn Belcher, President, DeKalb College, Georgia

2:30-3:00 p.m. Interactive Discussion

3:00-3:15 p.m. "The Lost Edge? An Action Plan for Recapturing U.S. Leadership"

Speaker: Mr. Stephen J. Trachtenberg, President
George Washington University

3:15-3:30 p.m. Break

3:30-4:45 p.m. Working Sessions: Development of Recommendations for Action Plan

4:45-5:30 p.m. Reports on the Afternoon Working Sessions

Closing Comments - Dr. Sharon Robinson, ETS

The Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange and the Embassy of Spain will host a reception for conference participants on September 24 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. at the Spanish Embassy. The embassy is located at 2375 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., approximately six blocks from the State Department.

On October 1, 1999, the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs will become part of the
U.S. Department of State. Bureau webpages are being updated accordingly. Thank you for your patience.