If children are our future, then it’s high time we invest more in them. That is the guiding principle behind the annual Hult Prize Competition that has come to CMC for the first time this year.
More than 100 million children worldwide under the age of six and living in poverty do not get the quality education needed to prepare them for primary school and, later, to be competitive in society. Research shows that early education in the first six years is one of the most critical, unmet needs facing society this century.
Above, pictured from left to right: Taryn Akiyama (2014), English Teaching Grant, Turkey; Chloe Hauenstein (2014), Research Grant, India; Laila Heid (2014), English Teaching Grant, Brazil; Minger Bropleh (2014), Research Grant, South Korea; Grant Gaither (2014), English Teaching Grant, Spain; and Monica Cason (2014), English Teaching Grant, Poland. Not pictured: Emmy Mildenberg, English Teaching Grant, South Korea, and Ian McGinnity (2011), Research Grant, Armenia.
From the April 15 statement by the U.S. Department of State:
Daniel W. Yohannes ('76) was sworn in on April 15 as the United States Ambassador to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). He was nominated by President Barack Obama on September 11, 2013, and confirmed by the U.S. Senate on April 9, 2014.
The Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies completed a major study on terrorism and protection of critical infrastructure in Asia.
The study covers seven major Asian countries – China, India, Japan, Korea, Indonesia, Thailand, and the Philippines.
Minxin Pei, Pritzker '72 Professor of Government, George R. Roberts Fellow and Director of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies, has been awarded a $100,000 MacArthur Foundation Grant for his project entitled: The Geopolitical and Humanitarian Consequences of a Regime Transition in China in 2020-2030.