Ms. Carola McGiffert
The Cultural Context of Education and Human Potential (CCEHP) Special Interest Group is hosting Ms. Carola McGiffert, President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation, an initiative which President Barack Obama first announced in 2009. Secretary Hillary Clinton launched the initiative in 2010 and the Foundation in 2013 to expand and diversify the number of Americans studying in China.
Carola McGiffert is President of the 100,000 Strong Foundation. Until recently, she was a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for East Asian and Pacific Affairs at the US Department of state, where she served as the director of the 100,000 Strong Initiative, a presidential effort to increase the number and diversity of Americans who study in China. Previously, she co-founded StratAsia, a boutique consulting firm that helped American companies do business in Asia. From 2002 to 2009, she worked at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a Washington, DC-based think tank, as a senior fellow and chief of staff to the CEO. Ms. McGiffert began her career in the Clinton White House, with subsequent stints at the US Department of Commerce and the Office of the US Trade Representative, where she was part of the China WTO working group. She received an M.A. in Chinese Studies from Johns Hopkins School of International Studies and a B.A. in government and economics from Wesleyan University.
This event is co-hosted by Alcorn State University and the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Community College in New Orleans.
Comparative International Education Society
Monday – March 11, 2013
Hilton Riverside Hotel,
Third Floor Rosedown Room
3:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.