President Milliken and Secretary Spellings' news media telephone conference from São Paulo, BrazilU.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings joined University of Nebraska President James B. Milliken for a Nebraska news media telephone conference from São Paulo, Brazil during their seven-day trip to Latin America.
Media conference [.mp3, 20.8 MB]
Milliken was one of eight university presidents chosen to accompany Spellings and other government officials late in August on a seven-day trip to Brazil and Chile. The delegation promoted international education and collaboration, including study abroad and student exchange programs, and encouraging Latin American students to study in the United States.
The group talked with university students, leaders in government and higher education, and participated in round table discussions in Santiago, Chile; and São Paulo and Brasilia in Brazil.
The Latin America delegation included: Spellings; U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of State Thomas Farrell; U.S. Under Secretary of Education Sara Martinez Tucker; U.S. Assistant Secretary of Education Lauren Maddox; U.S. Secretary of Education’s Senior Counselor Robin Gilchrist; Milliken; President Susan C. Aldridge, University of Maryland, University College; President Gregory Geoffroy, Iowa State University; President John Hennessy, Stanford University; Chancellor Sean O'Keefe, Louisiana State University; President Eduardo J. Padrón, Miami Dade College; Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton, Washington University in St. Louis; and Chancellor Henry Yang, University of California, Santa Barbara.