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FAU’s College of Education to Host Global Education Symposium 2011

BOCA RATON, FL (November 4, 2011) – Florida Atlantic University’s College of Education will host the second annual Global Education Symposium on Saturday, November 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Renaissance Hotel, 2000 NW 19th St., Boca Raton. Jorge Sequeira, director of the Regional Bureau of Education for Latin America and the Caribbean, will the deliver the keynote speech, “Progress toward ‘Education for All.’” Sequeira will give an overview of the educational progress made in Latin America and the Caribbean, and will note the key issues that must be addressed in order to enhance children’s education. 

The Global Education Symposium will bring together educators and students from Pre-K through grade 12, along with higher education institutions, for a day of discussion and learning about the links between multicultural education and global education.

Sequeira has had a long career spanning more than 30 years in UNESCO and the United Nations, working in the field of Education for All, educational planning and management, educational management information systems, statistics, strategic planning, and organizational reform. In late 2008, he was appointed director of the regional office of education for Latin America and the Caribbean. The main thrust of the office is the regional coordination and harmonization of education agendas in the region, as well as high-level policy advice to governments and agencies working in education.

Along with the keynote speech, there also will be various sessions, informative presentations and conversations related to learning about Latin America and the Caribbean, led by FAU faculty and students, Palm Beach County K-12 teachers, and community leaders.

A $35 registration fee includes lunch. For more information, contact Jodi Cantor at 561-297-6594 or To register, visit


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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