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The Mid-Maine Global Forum contributes to the local community’s understanding of issues of global significance by organizing and disseminating informed public presentations and discussion.
Our Next Program:
Wednesday, December 11 11:45
Dr. Richard Hopper
President, Kennebec Valley Community College
“Building Education Systems in the Developing World”
REM Center, Waterville 11:45
Dr. Hopper has come to KVCC from the World Bank where he was most recently Senior Education Specialist for the Europe and Central Asia Region. A technical specialist in education reform with the World Bank since 1999, Dr. Hopper has 27 years of professional experience in teaching, higher education administration and international development. His formal academic training is in economics (George Washington University), international affairs (Geneva, Switzerland), and education policy (Harvard University). In addition to teaching for several years in France, Switzerland, and Japan, he has managed US higher education programs abroad, assisted in the establishment of new universities, and advised governments and individual institutions on reforms. He is a recognized expert in higher education governance, finance and quality assurance. During his graduate studies Dr. Hopper was a teaching fellow in statistics (Harvard), a Fulbright Scholar in the office of Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus at Grameen Bank (Bangladesh), an Aspen Institute Fellow (Washington), a Harvard Advanced Doctoral Fellow, a Harvard Institute for International Development (HIID) Traveling Fellow (Bangladesh), and a Mombusho Fellow with the Japanese Ministry of Education (Japan). He was an HIID researcher for the World Bank-UNESCO Task Force on Higher Education which published its 2000 report entitled Higher Education in Developing Countries: Peril and Promise.
He has well over a decade of experience with World Bank project preparation, implementation and supervision in countries of South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Asia, and Latin America, and most recently in Europe and Central Asia. He has overseen stakeholder consultations for higher education reforms in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, and Thailand. He was also a key contributor to the World Bank’s 2003 report on tertiary education entitled Constructing Knowledge Societies: New Challenges for Tertiary Education. He has published and spoken widely on higher education in developing countries.
Dr. Hopper will be speaking about his experiences in building education programs in the developing world.
Register by Email: email@example.com or by telephone: Bonnie Sammons at: 716-1022
Please register for this Wednesday lunch program no later than Sunday December 8, 2013 (whether or not you are buying lunch). Lunch will be catered by Jorgensen’s. Please indicate your lunch choice: hummus cheese veggie sandwich, curried chicken croissant, or turkey club wrap. Lunch includes soup, a wrap or croissant, cookie, coffee and tea.
$10/person. Please pay at the door.
Please note: Registrants who request lunch are responsible for lunch fees. If your plans change and you are unable to attend, please notify us so that lunch orders can be adjusted.
Mid-Maine Global Forum is pleased to offer this program on
Wednesday December 11, 2013 at our regular venue,
The REM Center: 93 Main Street, Waterville
Future Programs in 2014
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Dr. Stephen Mulkey, President, Unity College
“Higher Education Reform in the Environmental Century”
REM Center, Waterville 11:45
Monday, February 24, 2014
Dr. Julie Fisher
The Middle East
Noon, Alfond Center