At GCPEA, as the New Year begins, we are focusing on an issue that has received little public attention: attacks on higher education facilities and personnel.

Tomorrow is Malala Yousafzai’s 16th birthday. The Pakistani school girl was shot by the Taliban last October for demanding education for girls. Malala’s story is not an isolated one. Students and teachers across our globe are intimidated and harassed, injured, raped, and even killed. Schools are burned, bombed, and destroyed.