CIES Secretariat    Florida International University    312 ZEB    Miami, FL  33199

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2007 Elections Results

Dear CIES members,

Thank you for participating in the 2007 CIES elections. We are pleased to inform that the number of votes, in comparison to last year, almost doubled. These are the official results:

     -Gita Steiner-Khamsi (Teachers College)

Board members (2007-2010):
     -Aaron Benavot (UNESCO, Paris)
     -Parfait Eloundou-Enyegue (Cornell University)
     -Fran Vavrus (Teachers College)


You will find individual contact information of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors on our website ( We encourage you to participate (as voter or candidate) again next year.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions. The Secretariat's number is (305) 348-3488.


Hilary Landorf, Treasurer,
Kingsley Banya, Secretary,
Roger Geertz González, Associate Treasurer,
and Fernanda Pineda, Graduate Assistant
CIES Secretariat




Letter from the CIES President

                 by Steve Klees

Engaging our Differences

                          Poem by
           Omékongo Dibinga


Research Reports and Scholarly Observations

Voices of the Youth

      by Vandra Masema
and Zahra Bhanji

The Millennium Development Goals (MDG) in Africa: A rationality challenge to the pursuit of universal primary education 

by Bernard Gwekwerere


UNESCO Project on Student Loans in Asia 

by Y. Zhao and
                   B. Johnstone


Educating Citizens and HIV/AIDS: Challenges for South Africa

      by Susan Gibbs Goetz


Project Descriptions

Fulbright Connections – Going Abroad and Hosting

       by Kristi Johnson and
                    Shelly Haser

University Partners for Institutional Capacity: The University of Massachusetts-University of Malawi Partnership

                 by David Evans
    and Gretchen Rossman

Public Private Partnerships in Education: The Namibian Example

       by Muhammed Liman

The European Odyssey Program

             by Timothy Smith
          and Linda Longmire


Conference Reports

2007 Elections
Gender and Education Symposium
Gender and Education Committee

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Editor’s Corner
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courses, or critical issues in the Society. Research articles or abbreviated versions of articles or papers for publication are not accepted.
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