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Scholars at Risk and the World Academic Freedom Survey
with Robert Quinn

Interviewed April 28, 2009

Robert Quinn is the founding executive director of the Scholars at Risk Network and the former founding Executive Director of the Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund. He serves on the governing council of the Magna Charta Observatory in Bologna, Italy and the board of the Network for Education and Academic Rights (NEAR) in London, UK. Mr. Quinn is a lawyer and former adjunct professor of law at Fordham Law School teaching courses in international human rights and US legal systems. 

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International Higher Education and the Media: A Discussion with University World News
with Karen MacGregor

Interviewed April 24, 2009

In this interview, Karen MacGregor, editor of University World News (UWN), talks about the work of this online news source devoted to covering higher education issues and developments across the globe. Key aspects of the conversation include the origin of the idea for UWN, the logistical challenges and advantages of the operation, its mission, and scope of coverage and activities.  

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U.S. Higher Education Attainment in a Global Context
with Dewayne Matthews

Interviewed April 21, 2009

In February 2009, the Lumina Foundation released a report entitled A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education: How and Why Americans Must Meet a “Big Goal” for College Attainment. The report noted that “college-attainment rates are rising in almost every industrialized or post-industrial country in the world, except for the U.S.” This interview with Dr. Dewayne Matthews, Vice President of Policy and Strategy for the Lumina Foundation, focuses on the question of how U.S. postsecondary access and attainment can be understood in a global context, and what the United States could learn from other countries around the world making progress in this area.

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Cover of the report A Stronger Nation Through Higher Education

Special Audio Link: interviews Shai Reshef on University of the People project

Published March 5, 2009

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The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities
with Jamil Salmi

Interviewed January 30, 2009

Dr. Jamil Salmi is coordinator of the World Bank’s network of tertiary education professionals, and is the principal author of the Bank’s Tertiary Education Strategy entitled “Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education.” A Moroccan education economist, Dr. Salmi has provided policy and technical advice on tertiary education reform to a wide variety of governments. He has also guided the strategic planning efforts of several public and private universities in Colombia, Kenya, Mexico, and Peru. Most recently, Dr. Salmi has completed work on a new book, The Challenge of Establishing World-Class Universities, to be published by the World Bank in February 2009. 

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Cover of Constructing Knowledge Societies