Good afternoon, everyone – and welcome to our Department's kick-off event for International Education Week.
As we get started, I want to thank Maureen McLaughlin and her staff, for their dedicated work on international affairs here at the Department – and for helping pull together this event and the week's activities.
As I listened to [IDB] President Moreno's remarks, I was struck not by how different the U.S. education system is but rather by how many educational challenges the U.S. shares with Latin America and Caribbean nations.
Strengthening Education as a Global Public Good
Thank you, Dr. Goodman, for that kind introductionand for your leadership of this valued and venerable institution. It's striking to realize that IIE is approaching its centennialand to consider its remarkable achievements during that time, in strengthening educational exchange and promoting understanding among nations.
Thank you and welcome back to New York! We are delighted to co-host the second International Summit on the Teaching Profession with our outstanding partners and fellow participants.