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State Department to Host the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue

Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 11, 2012


On Tuesday, June 12 Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Indian Minister for Human Resource Development Kapil Sibal will co-chair the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue at the State Department. Secretary Clinton and Minister Sibal will deliver opening remarks.

The United States envisions a robust role for the U.S. and Indian governments in promoting and encouraging the vibrancy and depth of the cooperation between our education sectors. This year’s Higher Education Dialogue will focus on advanced research and innovation and the role of community colleges in workforce development. It will identify key areas of educational cooperation, shared goals, and best practices, and will help frame our higher education priorities for the year ahead. Several outside experts will join the government delegations to offer their perspectives.

The Opening Session (10:00 a.m.) and the Closing Session (3:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.) will be held in the Department of State’s George Marshall Center and are open to the press. Pre set for cameras: 8:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby.

Final access for writers and still photographers: 9:15 a.m. from the 21st Street Entrance Lobby. Press registration is required for the U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue. Please RSVP by 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 11, to Emily Horne at

For all open press events: Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) a U.S. government-issued identification card (State Department, White House, Congress, Defense Department, Foreign Press Center); (2) a media-issued photo identity card; or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by official photo identification (driver’s license or passport).

PRN: 2012/930


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