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Thanks to the generous support of USAID,
the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities
cordially invites you to a Public Forum on
The Economic and Social Impacts of
Higher Education in Africa
Monday, January 28, 2013    |    9:30 – 11:45 AM
1307 New York Ave, NW – 1st floor auditorium   |   Washington, DC
Is higher education a good investment for development? As higher education increasingly comes onto the radar screen of the international development community, the question of what the economic rate of return on investment is becomes all the more important to assess and understand. Please join us as leading education economists and development sector experts discuss the role of higher education in development and how the economic and social impacts of higher education investments can best be measured.  The presentations and discussion will explore the expanded array of metrics that are available to capture the wide-ranging effects of higher education on development.  A panel of leading scholars will share their research and perspectives, followed by a response from senior leaders in the development sector, representing USAID, the Millennium Challenge Corporation and the World Bank. Audience members will have an opportunity to engage in discussion about these important issues.
Moderated by:
Earl Kellogg               Professor and Associate Provost for International Affairs Emeritus, University of Illinois, and Senior Fellow, APLU
Scholarly research presentations by:
Walter W. McMahon    Professor of Economics Emeritus and Professor of Education Emeritus, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Katarina Keller            Associate Professor of Economics in the Sigmund Weis School of Business, Susquehanna University.
Jandhyala B. G. Tilak  Professor and Head of the Educational and Finance Department, National University of Educational Planning and Administration (NUEPA) , New Delhi, India.
Development leader perspectives by:
Andreas Blom             Senior Education Economist, World Bank 
Thomas Hurley           Deputy Director of Europe, Asia Pacific and Latin American Division, Millennium Challenge Corporation
Steve Radelet              Distinguished Professor in the Practice of Development at Georgetown University, and former Chief Economist, USAID
To RSVP to attend this event, contact Paula Villegas-Morera at or 202-478-6030
Webcast information:
Due to popular demand, this event will now also be webcast. 
To view the live webcast go to
Questions can be submitted through the website during the live broadcast. 
An archive of the event will be posted on the site at a later date.
This first public forum of APLU’s Knowledge Center is made possible by the generous support of the American people through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

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