U.S. College Presidents and Researchers Attend Community and Technical College Symposium in Amman, Jordan

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Minister of Education Dr. Walid Ma'ani, and U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Officer Alice Blayne Allard

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Minister of Education Dr. Walid Ma'ani, and U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Officer Alice Blayne Allard

Last week Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings led a delegation of U.S. community college presidents and researchers to Amman, Jordan, to participate in an international conference promoting community colleges.

They joined education representatives from the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region to make presentations on business and education partnerships that promote workforce development, technological innovations that improve instruction and expand learning options, and other topics.

Cummings delivered remarks on President Obama’s education priorities and the importance of international education partnerships during the opening session on June 16.

Below are photos. For additional information on the June 16-17 conference, including the list of U.S. community college presents and researchers who participated, please see http://www.ed.gov/news/pressreleases/2009/06/06152009b.html, http://bmena.state.gov/, and http://jordan.usembassy.gov/pr_bmena_061609.html.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings, Ambassador Robert Beecroft, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Minister of Education Dr. Walid Ma'ani at the opening session of the symposium

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings, Ambassador Robert Beecroft, and Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Minister of Education Dr. Walid Ma'ani at the opening session of the symposium

Participants at the symposium

Participants at the symposium

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings delivers keynote remarks at the opening session.

Deputy Assistant Secretary Glenn Cummings delivers keynote remarks at the opening session.

Ambassador Robert Beecroft speaks at the symposium.

Ambassador Robert Beecroft speaks at the symposium.

U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Officer Alice Blayne Allard

U.S. Department of State Foreign Affairs Officer Alice Blayne Allard

Ambassador Robert Beecroft speaks at the symposium.

Ambassador Robert Beecroft speaks at the symposium.

ED Staff