Pres. Chodosh helps organize major conference on higher education in India

The recent two-day conference in Sonipat, India focused on higher ed opportunities for Indian high school students

Claremont McKenna with Jindal School of Liberal Arts and Humanities in India organized a major conference on enhancing opportunities for high school graduates, promoting global excellence and international education in India.

CMC President Hiram E. Chodosh

CMC President Hiram E. Chodosh

According to a news release from the India Education Diary: “Leading educationists, professors, school principals, authors, artists, journalists, counselors and senior industry representatives participated in the two-day conference that was held at the O.P. Jindal Global University’s campus on June 28th and 29th. With a single-minded focus on augmenting higher education prospects for high school graduates in India, the conference aimed to discuss the multiple dimensions and identify the essential tenets which influence the space of higher education. The significance of global excellence and international pedagogy in higher education formed a key ingredient of the conference.”

In addition to helping organize the conference, President Hiram E. Chodosh delivered the distinguished public lecture, titled ‘Toward a Theory of Value for Global Higher Education.

 “Institutions of higher learning in India and the United State bear a profound responsibility  to meet the educational imperatives of our day,” said Chodosh. ” We are honored to work with our close colleagues at Jindal on this vital collaboration. Our societies must simultaneously surmount several severe challenges and work to seize a wide range of extraordinary opportunities. To succeed, we need to develop a theory of value that at once satisfies and yet goes beyond the pressing needs for employability and good citizenship. Three such values or capacities are of critical, sustained importance:  creativity, empathy and courage. To grow these values, higher education needs to become more student-centric and more open to learning through experience that engage students outside the classroom in research, service, social innovation and entrepreneurship”

Read more about the conference.