Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
June 21, 2013

Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Tara Sonenshine will travel to New Delhi June 22-25, 2013.

On June 25 Under Secretary Sonenshine will chair the U.S. delegation to the second annual U.S.-India Higher Education Dialogue, at which Secretary of State John Kerry will deliver opening remarks. During the Higher Education Dialogue the delegations will hold discussions on enhancing opportunities for student and scholar mobility and collaboration, technology-enabled learning, and the community college model. The delegations will also announce the second round of eight collaborative projects between U.S. and Indian higher education institutions receiving Obama-Singh 21st Century Knowledge Initiative awards.

During her travel Under Secretary Sonenshine will participate in the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue and hold bilateral meetings with Government of India officials to discuss U.S.-India education collaboration. Under Secretary Sonenshine will also meet with scholars and faculty at Lady Sri Ram College to affirm U.S. support for expanding educational opportunities for women and girls around the world.

For Twitter updates during Under Secretary Sonenshine’s travel please follow @TSonenshine.

PRN: 2013/0781