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Global Colloquium of University Presidents
December 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 16

President Amy Gutmann was among five university presidents and one former president who sponsored the Global Colloquium of University Presidents November 28-29 at NYU.

The Global Colloquium is a growing network of international university presidents who contribute through research, teaching and other activities to the solution of global public policy programs. The annual sessions are designed to generate useful discussion and frank advice to assist the secretary-general of the United Nations. The secretary-general, Ban K-moon, chaired the colloquium.

The issues discussed this year were “The Role of Universities in Relation to Climate Change” and “Setting the Post-Kyoto Agenda for Climate Policy.”

“Scaling Up,” President Gutmann’s position paper for the colloquium, is available at www.upenn.edu/pennnews/digest/faculty_staff/#section_40.

Also participating was Professor Eric Orts, an expert from Wharton on governance and regulatory issues. His position paper is available at www.nyu.edu/about/global.colloquium/position.papers-section1.pdf.

In addition to President Gutmann, the other sponsors were John Sexton, president of NYU; Lee Bollinger, president of Columbia University; Rich Levin, president of Yale University; Neil Rudenstine, president emeritus of Harvard University; and Shirley Tilghman, president of Princeton University.

Participants attended from nearly 25 universities in Bangladesh, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, France, India, Israel, Japan, Mexico, the Netherlands, South Korea, Thailand, Uganda, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and the United States.

 

 

Almanac - December 18, 2007, Volume 54, No. 16