Chatham University

International Higher Education Summit

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
8:50 AM - 4:15 PM
Eddy Theater - Shadyside Campus

Cost: Free

As part of Chatham's 2016-2017 Global Focus Year of Canada, join the presidents from several universities in Canada and Pittsburgh for discussions around timely topics in higher education including:

8:50-9:00 a.m.
Opening Introduction and Welcome
  • Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive
9:00-10:00 a.m.
Panel 1: The Future of Research & Innovation - The Role of Universities, Governments and Industry
  • Subra Suresh - President Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jean-Pierre Bourguignon - President of the European Council
  • Patrick Gallagher - Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Moderator: Chris Howard, President, Robert Morris University
10:00-10:30 a.m.
Keynote: "The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Implications for Higher Education"
  • Prof. Justine Cassell, CMU
10:30-10:45 a.m.
Q& A with Prof. Cassell
10:45-11:15 a.m.
Coffee Break
11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Panel 2: Higher Education and Economic Development - Highlighting Key Roles Universities Play in Promoting Growth & Innovation Locally/Regionally and Nationally
  • Alex Pazuchanics - City of Pittsburgh
  • Mohamed Lachemi - President, Ryerson University
  • Jen Crowley - Google
  • Moderator: Laura Fisher, Allegheny Conference
12:15-1:15 p.m.
1:15-1:30 p.m.
Social Justice and Campus Activism - Student Perspectives
1:30-2:30 p.m.
Panel 3: Higher Education: Social Justice and Campus Activism
  • Robert Summerby-Murray - President, St. Mary's University
  • Suzanne Mellon - President, Carlow University
  • Kenneth Gormley - President, Duquesne University
  • Moderator: Quintin Bullock - President, Community College of Allegheny County
2:30-2:50 p.m.
Tea Break
2:50-4:00 p.m.
Panel 4: Internationalization and The Future of Higher Education
  • Jacques Fremont - President, University of Ottawa
  • Patti McDougall - Vice-Provost Teaching & Learning, University of Saskatchewan
  • David Finegold - President, Chatham University
  • Moderator: Ambassador Dan Simpson, Pittsburgh Post Gazette

Registration and Directions

Registration has closed. Please contact Jean-Jaques Sene at for additional information.

Fee : Free

Event Contact Information

Jean-Jacques Sene
(412) 365-2924