Education under Attack 2014 Launch Event
Thursday, February 27, 2014 from 12:15 PM to 2:30 PM
Education under Attack 2014 provides the most comprehensive and thorough examination to date of targeted attacks on education. It documents how students, teachers, and academics have been killed, injured and abducted, and schools and universities bombed and burned, not just as a casualty of conflict, but deliberately, as a tactic of war. It includes detailed profiles of 30 countries where there has been a pattern of attacks over the last five years.
Please join us for lunch from 12:15 to 1:00 PM, which will be followed by the release of the study and an expert panel discussion from 1:00 to 2:30 PM.
- Mr. Mark Angelson, Chairman, Institute of International Education’s Scholar Rescue Fund
- Mr. Nicholas K. Alipui, Director of Programmes, UNICEF
- Ms. Zama Coursen-Neff, Chair, Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
- Mr. Kenneth Roth, Executive Director, Human Rights Watch
- Ms. Margaret Sinclair, Director, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict
- Ms. Tove Wang, Chief Executive Officer, Save the Children Norway
- Ms. Leila Zerrougui, Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict
- Syrian Scholar (name withheld for security reasons)
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The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack
The Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) is a unique inter-agency coalition established in 2010 by organizations working in the fields of education in emergencies and conflict-affected contexts, higher education, protection, international human rights, and humanitarian law who were concerned about ongoing attacks on educational institutions, their students and staff in countries affected by conflict and insecurity.
GCPEA is a coalition of organizations that include: the Council for Assisting Refugee Academics (CARA), Human Rights Watch, the Institute of International Education, Protect Education in Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC, a programme of Education Above All), Save the Children, the Scholars at Risk Network, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). GCPEA is a project of the Tides Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.