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Girl Rising: Movie Screening and Panel Discussion 

July 17, 2014
From Left to Right: Jamira Burley, U.S. representative to the UN GEFI Youth Advocacy Group, Samantha Wright, Vice President of Impact Strategy, Girl Rising, Christie Vilsack, Senior Adviser for International Education, USAID, Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Adviser to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs, and Rachel Vogelstein, Fellow for Women and Foreign Policy, Council on Foreign Relations

Secretary Duncan meets with Peace Corps

July 14, 2014
Secretary Duncan welcomes Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of Peace CorpsFrom Left to Right: Beckey Miller, International Affairs Specialist, Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Adviser to the Secretary and Director of International Affair, Corey Griffin, Associate Director of Strategic Partnerships, Secretary Arne Duncan, Carrie Hessler-Radelet, Director of Peace, and Sara Lopez, Lead USG Partnership Manager at Peace Corps

 

Education Policy Briefing

Importance of Education Diplomacy on May 22, 2014
From Left to Right: Jacob Sorrells, Student, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, Fanta Aw, President of NAFSA: Association of International Educators, Maureen McLaughlin, Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs, Rajika Bhandari, Deputy Vice President, Institute of International Education, Maya Garcia, STEM Teacher, Fulbright Distinguished Awardee, and Lenore Y. Garcia, Acting Senior Director, OPE/International and Foreign Language EducationModerator Maureen McLaughlinModerator Maureen McLaughlinPanelist--Fanta Aw, Rajika Bhandari, Maya Garcia, Jacob Sorrells,and moderator Maureen McLaughlinPanelist--Fanta Aw, Rajika Bhandari, Maya Garcia, Jacob Sorrells,and moderator Maureen McLaughlin

 

 

 

4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession

March 27-29, 2014
Maori leaders extends powhiri (welcome) on behalf of New Zealand and wero (challenge) to the group led by Secretary Arne Duncan (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)Secretary Arne Duncan accepting challenge at the powhiri welcome ceremony (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at the powhiri welcome ceremony (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)Secretary Arne Duncan speaking at the powhiri welcome ceremony (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata speaking at the powhiri welcome ceremony (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)Powhiri welcome ceremony in Wellington, New Zealand (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo) Education Ministers attend the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession held in New Zealand (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)

Education Ministers attend the 4th International Summit on the Teaching Profession held in New Zealand (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)

Secretary Arne Duncan and Dennis Van Roekel, President, National Education Association (NEA) at the table during the closing session with Randi Weingarten, President,  American Federation of Teachers (AFT), and Chris Minnich,Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in the background (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)

Closing session in Parliament's Grand Hall (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)

New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata and Secretary Arne Duncan (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)


New Zealand Minister of Education Hekia Parata speaking at the Gala dinner (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)Secretary Duncan has a roundtable discussion with 15 members of the Ambassador’s Wellington Youth Council(Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)

Reflections on ISTP 2013 session (Official U.S. Embassy New Zealand Photo)

 

New Zealand Parliament (Official New Zealand Ministry of Education Photo)

 

 

 

 

 

For more photos of ISTP 2014 please visit the U.S. Embassy in New Zealand or www.istp2014.org

PISA 2012

December 3, 2013
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan gives remarks at the release of the 2012 PISA results  Secretary Arne Duncan, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, and author Amanda Ripley discuss PISA results. Secretary Arne Duncan, OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurria, and author Amanda Ripley discuss PISA results.   Amanda Ripley moderates student panel discussion with Jenny Jung from Korea, Amanda Peixoto from Brazil, Martin Sciesinski from Germany, Eleanor Schwager from Australia, and Secretary Arne Duncan   Amanda Ripley moderates student panel discussion with Jenny Jung from Korea, Amanda Peixoto from Brazil, Martin Sciesinski from Germany, Eleanor Schwager from Australia, and Secretary Arne Duncan

Secretary Duncan’s Trip to Haiti

November 4-6, 2013
President of the Republic of Haiti Michel Joseph Martelly Greets Secretary Arne DuncanSecretary Arne Duncan and Minister of Education and Vocational Training Vanneur Pierre visit a Haitian schoolSecretary Duncan plays basketball with high school studentsSecretary Arne Duncan and Minister of Education and Vocational Training Vanneur Pierre visit a Haitian schoolSecretary Arne Duncan and Minister of Education and Vocational Training Vanneur Pierre visit a Haitian school

Secretary Arne Duncan and Minister of Education and Vocational Training Vanneur Pierre visit a Haitian school
From left to right: Frankie Martinez-Blanco, Maureen McLaughlin, Ambassador Pamela White, Secretary Arne Duncan, Wadley Germain, Cate Oswald, Christie Vilsack, and Hillary  Liepa
Secretary Duncan does math problems with Wadley GermainSecretary Duncan talks with students from the HELP programSecretary Arne Duncan and Minister of Education and Vocational Training Vanneur Pierre

 

 

 

 

Learning From Other Countries at Brookings Institution

Watch Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Director of International Affairs Maureen McLaughlin’s presentation to the Brookings Institution on September 12, 2013 here. Maureen’s dialogue about learning from other countries is from minute 1:18:50 to 1:30:50.

Education Policy Briefing

International Education Policy Briefing on May 23, 2013
From Left to Right: Deputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education Clay Pell, Jasmeet Virk, student, University of Washington, Lisa Clarke, Teaching Ambassador Fellow, ED, Lois Adams-Rodgers, former Deputy Executive Director and Senior Advisor for the Council of Chief State School Officers, Marianne Zape, student, University of California at San Diego and International Affairs Office intern, ED, Senior Advisor and Director of International Affairs Maureen McLaughlin, and Patti McGill Peterson, Presidential Advisor, Global Initiatives, Internationalization and Global Engagement, American Council on Education

Moderator Maureen McLaughlin, panelists-- Lois Adams-Rodgers, Marianne Zape, and Patti McGill PetersonLisa Clarke, Teaching Ambassador Fellow, ED and Jasmeet Virk, student, University of Washington Panelists-- Lois Adams-Rodgers and Marianne ZapeModerator Maureen McLaughlinDeputy Assistant Secretary for International and Foreign Language Education Clay PellModerator Maureen McLaughlin, panelists-- Patti McGill Peterson, Marianne Zape, and Lois Adams-RodgersLisa Clarke, Teaching Ambassador Fellow, ED and Jasmeet Virk, student, University of Washington8868535849_9742e2f3a7_cPanelists Lois Adams-Rodgers