Education

American Universities Hosting More Saudi Students
01/26/2013

American Universities Hosting More Saudi Students

China and Saudi Arabia pushed the number of international students in the United States to 764,495 in the 2011-2012 academic year.. ..Currently more than 71,000 Saudis are studying in the United States. The number increased by 98 percent between 2005-2012.

Education, Employment and Energy: A Conversation with Amr Khashoggi
01/10/2013

Education, Employment and Energy: A Conversation with Amr Khashoggi

In the SUSRIS “Challenges 2013″ survey Amr Khashoggi added “energy” to the twin challenges of education and employment as the need to connect an ever growing youth “bulge” with jobs, in an economy that has relied on expatriate labor for many years to fulfill work need especially in the private sector. The relationship among these factors was echoed in “Challenges” by Richard Wilson, President of the Saudi-US Trade Group, who talked about education, employment and the economy, “Since they are entwined, success or failure in any one of them impacts the others.” As we said Khashoggi framed the discussion as the “Three ‘E’s” referring to education, employment and energy. We asked him to expand on this construct and fill in the background and context for these challenges. Today we provide for your consideration our exclusive conversation with Amr Khashoggi, exploring the Saudi “Three E’s.”

C3 Summit: Creativity, Education, Technology and Transmedia in the Middle East
01/07/2013

C3 Summit: Creativity, Education, Technology and Transmedia in the Middle East

“Job creation, fostering creativity, promoting cultural understanding and generating investment opportunities are just some of the benefits that result from connecting Western filmmaking and video game companies with the Arab world. The swift proliferation of smart phones, tablets and high speed internet has dramatically increased the potential worldwide audience of digital entertainment. A powerful film can give voice to significant issues and create worldwide awareness while at the same time being honored for artistic achievement. Video games can bring players, youth and international online communities together like no other medium. Several countries in the Arab world have already taken steps to attract western filmmakers and video game companies. So come and hear from those who know what it takes to be successful.”