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Gita Steiner-Khamsi

Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor of Education and Chair of TC's Department of International and Transcultural Studies, is  Iranian by birth, Swiss by upbringing, and a U.S. citizen by naturalization. Steiner-Khamsi speaks and writes English, German, French and Persian. She has conducted extensive research on the education systems of countries in Europe, the former Soviet Union and Mongolia, and currently serves as Principal Investigator for a USAID-funded projected to  assist Pakistan in creating an undergraduate 136-credit, four-year teaching degree and a two-year associate’s teaching degree. Steiner-Khamsi has edited several books, including Policy Borrowing and Lending. World Yearbook of Education 2012 (Routledge, 2012) and South-South Cooperation in Education and Development(Teachers College Press and HRSC Press, 2009). 

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Premiered on 4/22/2013

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In "Mini Moments with Big Thinkers," leading figures in Teachers College's history discuss groundbreaking ideas, research and initiatives born at the College during the past half-century. The Mini Moments are drawn from the College’s Oral History Project, a collection of more than 90 videotaped interviews conducted by Melanie Shorin and Jessica Wiederhorn, the principals of The Narrative Trust, a private firm that conducts and captures the oral histories of institutions, communities and individuals. Produced in conjunction with TC’s Department of Development and External Affairs, the Mini-Moments are airing throughout 2013.

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