For Immediate Release
January 10, 2020
Caitlin Madison, District Communications
Haenle will be the first speaker in ILTexas’ Leadership Speaker Series in 2020
RICHARDSON, Texas (January 10, 2020) – On Wednesday, Paul Haenle will address students via Youtube live from the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. The leadership master class will be held from 8:15 a.m. until 9:15 a.m. CST on Wednesday, January 15. The interview will be broadcast to all ILTexas High School campuses, where students will ask questions and interact from their home towns.
Haenle holds the Maurice R. Greenberg Director’s Chair at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center based at Tsinghua University in Beijing, China. In addition to running the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center, Haenle is an adjunct professor at Tsinghua, where he teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses to Chinese and international students on international relations and global governance. Haenle also sits on the board of directors for the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations.
Prior to joining Carnegie, he served from June 2007 to June 2009 as the director for China, Taiwan and Mongolia Affairs on the National Security Council staffs of former presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama. From June 2007 to January 2009, Haenle also played a key role as the White House representative to the U.S. negotiating team at the six-party-talks nuclear negotiations. From May 2004 to June 2007, he served as the executive assistant to the U.S. national security adviser.
International Leadership of Texas, a free public charter school district with more than 19,000 students in north and south Texas, prepares students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community. It offers students “master class” opportunities to learn from and interact with real life world leaders through the Leadership Speaker Series. Past Leadership Speaker Series headliners include former President of Mexico, Vincente Fox and former Prime Minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd.
Parents, teachers and media are invited to “attend” the Youtube live event, of link to which will be posted at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYLp7pYxOF1CeMweqNbu4HQ, or go to Youtube and search ILTexas.
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About International Leadership of Texas
Founded in 2012 by former Dallas Independent School District high school principal Eddie Conger, ILTexas opened its first school in 2013 with over 2,500 students, making it the largest first-year charter in the history of Texas. Since 2013, the district has grown from two schools in North Texas to nineteen schools and more than 19,000 students across north and south Texas. For more information, visit, iltexas.org.
The livestream masterclass event will be broadcast to all ILTexas High School campuses, where students will ask questions and interact from their hometowns. Parents, teachers and media are invited to “attend” the Youtube live event. Media wishing for access to interview Haenle must register in advance with Caitlin Madison who will make arrangements.