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Chatham University Hosting International Higher Education Summit on April 18, 2017

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University will host the International Higher Education Summit on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at its Shadyside campus in Pittsburgh. The event features panels and discussions featuring 11 presidents and senior academic leaders from universities in Canada, Pittsburgh and Europe along with representatives from Google and the City of Pittsburgh.

The event will kick off at 8.50 AM with keynote speaker, Professor Justine Cassell from Carnegie Mellon University. Her talk, “The Future of Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Work: Implications for Higher Education”, will be followed by four panel discussions.

Panel topics will include:

  • The future of higher education and the role of governments
  • Access, inclusion, and immigration
  • A university’s role in making the planet sustainable
  • Activism on campus

Confirmed panelists include:  Subra Suresh (Carnegie Mellon University), Pat Gallagher (University of Pittsburgh), Suzanne Mellon (Carlow University), Ken Gormley (Duquesne University), Christopher Howard (Robert Morris University), David Finegold, Chatham University, Mohamed Lachemi (Ryerson University), Robert Summerby-Murray (St. Mary’s University), Jacques Fremont (University of Ottawa), Patti McDougall (University of Saskatchewan) and Jean-Pierre Bourguignon, President, European Research Council.

The event is free and open to faculty and leaders from government, industry, education, non-profits, and foundations. More information and registration is at Space is limited.

The International Higher Education Summit is part of Chatham University’s award-winning Global Focus: Year of Canada.