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By Gordon Brown - Oct 17,2016
An estimated quarter of a million young people in Syria are missing out on college as a result of the civil war there. Now, thanks to the Institute of International Education, charities, philanthropists and foundations have united to help refugee students find higher-educati
By Gordon Brown - Sep 22,2016
In his 1952 novel “Invisible Man”, Ralph Ellison famously portrayed American blacks as silent, long-suffering and entirely unnoticed by the majority white population.In 2016, there is a new — and global — invisible class: the 260 million boys and girls who are currently denied ac
By Gordon Brown - Jul 13,2016
Britain got a new prime minister on July 13, but the country’s post-European Union future remains uncertain.Indeed, prolonged delays are likely in implementing the voters’ decision to leave the EU.The first uncertainty is the date when exit negotiations will start.The process sho
By Gordon Brown - Jun 18,2016
Can the United Kingdom ever reconcile itself to being part of Europe?If recent British newspaper headlines about the June 23 referendum on continued European Union membership are any guide, the answer appears to be a decisive “no”.Proponents of leaving the EU have campaigned on f
By Gordon Brown - Jun 04,2016
“Recall the face of the poorest and weakest man you have seen, and ask yourself if this step you contemplate is going to be any use to him.”These words, spoken by Mahatma Gandhi in 1948, should be taken as a test of our sincerity, and as a challenge to our complacency, when consi
By Gordon Brown - Apr 09,2016
We are at risk of producing a lost generation of young Syrians.Nearly six years of civil war have displaced them from their homes, denied them the chance to plan for their future and stolen their hopes.And in hopelessness, as we now know all too well, lie the roots of future viol
By Gordon Brown - Mar 31,2016
Educating refugees and children in conflict zones is one of the biggest challenges facing the international community.Their schools have been reduced to rubble. Their teachers have fled or are struggling to survive.
By Gordon Brown - Feb 07,2016
Buried in the declaration from the just-completed fourth United Nations’ Syria Pledging Conference in London is a little publicised but important promise: by next year, every Syrian refugee child will be offered a place in school.The world, at long last, has taken seriously the n
By Gordon Brown - Feb 03,2016
The Sustainable Development Goals, which the international community adopted in September, include a commitment to provide every child with access to free primary and secondary education by 2030.Finding the additional $20 billion per year, or more, that will needed to deliver on
By Gordon Brown - Dec 28,2015
No visitor to the Middle East can avoid noticing the yawning gap between the educational, entrepreneurial and occupational aspirations of the region’s young people and the harsh reality that deprives so many of them of a positive future.Indeed, in the Middle East, half of those a

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