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Global Perspectives Film Series - February 12, 2013

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Join Meridian International Center and ITVS for the Global Perspectives Film Series

Education, Education

Education, Education is part of the international WHY POVERTY? project, a groundbreaking cross-media event reaching more than 500 million people around the world via over 60 international television broadcasters as well as radio, internet and live events.

Education, education

Tuesday, February 12, 2013
6:30pm Film Screening
Discussion and Q&A to follow

with featured speaker
Frank Neville
Chief of Staff, George Mason University; Career Diplomat, U.S. Department of State

Moderated by
Dr. Curtis Sandberg
Senior Vice President for Arts and Cultural Programs, Meridian

Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Limited on-site parking available.

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About Education, Education:
In China, education is considered the only way out of poverty. But as the nation’s higher education system has largely been privatized by for-profit companies, the future for millions of students is bleak. College is less accessible to Chinese youth than ever before, and without it, they are often shut out of well-paid employment opportunities. What will it mean for coming generations and the future of the nation? Education, Education, a documentary by Director Weijun Chen and Producer Don Edkins, explores these questions and how this lack of educational access impacts individuals—and their futures.