GW event: Eliminating Extreme Poverty in the World – Is there Any Role for Higher Education?

Featuring: Francisco Marmolejo, Tertiary Education Coordinator, Education Human Development Network, The World Bank

Francisco Marmolejo will discuss the role that Higher Education can play in alleviating poverty. Marmolejo is the World Bank’s Lead Tertiary Education Specialist and Coordinator of its Network of Higher Education Specialists. He serves as the World Bank’s focal point on the topic of higher education, and provides advice and support to country-level related projects that the Bank has in more than 60 countries. As part of his activities, he serves as coordinator of the internal thematic group on higher education, which helps to facilitate exchange of ideas among the more than 100 Bank’s staff members and consultants involved in higher education initiative across the globe.

When: Monday, November 18, 2013
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Where: Room 505, 1957 E Street NW
Elliott School of International Affairs

Space is limited. Participants must RSVP.


Sponsored by the GW Office of International Programs, the International Education Program, and the International Development Studies Program of the Elliott School.


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