The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity
Date: Tuesday, October 9, 2018
$25.00 – $200.00
The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity is scheduled to take place on October 9, 2018.
- Welcome | The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity Concept Chart | Peter Gold
- Session I | Catherine L. Mann
- Session I | Rob Sentz
- Session I | Anthony Abbatiello
- Session II | Higher Education Innovation and the Law | Stephanie Gold
- Session IV | Mark Heppenstall
- Session V | Remarks by Lloyd Jacobs, M.D.
- Session VI | Bruce Cohen
- Session VI | Tonio DeSorrento
- Session I: The Context: Part 1: Economic Outlook and Workforce Trends
- Session II: The Context: Part 2: The Changing Legal Environment (Developments/Opportunities/Risks)
- Session III: What Higher Education Needs and Wants from Business & Government in the Next 5 Years
- Keynote: Patrick Harker
- Session IV: What Business and Government Need and Want from Higher Education in the Next 5 Years
- Session V: Organic Changes in the Next Five Years (i.e. Mergers, Combinations, Closures, Tenure, Governance, New Curriculum, Lifelong Learning)
- Session VI: New Initiatives with Higher Education
The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity
Join GIC at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia for our conference on The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity. Speakers will address the relationship between U.S. higher education and how higher education can facilitate growth in U.S. competitiveness and global workforce preparation. Candid assessments, opportunities, and solutions will be vetted. The event will feature a keynote address from Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia along with presentations from John Anderson Fry, President of Drexel University, Ali A. Houshmand, President of Rowan University, leaders of Arizona State University, University of Nebraska, the Perry World House at the University of Pennsylvania, and others.
Counterpart C-Suite Business Leaders presenting are from Aramark, EMSI Economic Modelers, Citi Group, the Philadelphia International Airport, Hogan Lovells, Saul Ewing, Penn Mutual Asset Management, and others. This program was inspired by the research by Lloyd A. Jacobs, M.D., President Emeritus, The University of Toledo and Distinguished Fellow with the Council on Competitiveness, and Peter A. Gold, Esq., founder and president of TheGoldGroup, GIC Vice Chair, and Higher Education Program Chair. Click here to read a related paper.
Economic Outlook and workforce trends, what higher education needs from business and government, what business and government needs from higher education, organic changes and new initiatives in higher education will be examined.
Members of NAFSA will have the opportunity to attend The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity at a discounted rate of $100, but a code is required. Please contact Colleen Murphy at [email protected] or 215.238.0990 to receive the code.
Please take into account the time it will take to pass through security, as registration begins at 7:45 a.m. Upon arrival at the Bank, you will be asked to place your belongings on a conveyor belt and to pass through a metal detector and from there, you will be escorted to the conference center on the third floor. Guests are asked to enter through the 7th Street entrance (across from the African American Museum in Philadelphia).
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7:45 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 a.m. | Welcome
- Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC and Principal, TheGoldGroup,LLC.
- Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas Research Partners and GIC Chairman
- Mark Squilla, Council Member, First District, City of Philadelphia
8:45 a.m. | Session I: The Context: Part 1: Economic Outlook and Workforce Trends
- Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist, CitiGroup
- Rob Sentz, Chief Innovation Officer, EMSI, A Strada Company
- Anthony Abbatiello, Global Head of Consulting, Russell Reynolds Associates
- Moderator: Vibhas Madan, Senior Associate Dean-Academic Programs-LeBow College of Business, Professor of Economics-School of Economics-LeBow College of Business, Drexel University
10:00 a.m. | Session II: The Context: Part 2: The Changing Legal Environment (Developments/Opportunities/Risks)
- Christina D. Riggs, Esquire, Co-Vice Chair, Higher Education Practice, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
- Stephanie J. Gold, Esquire, Chair, National & International Education Practice, Hogan Lovells
- Moderator: Esther Brimmer, Executive Director & CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
10:45 a.m. | Break
11:00 a.m. | Session III: What Higher Education Needs and Wants from Business & Government in the Next 5 Years
- Ann Kirschner, Dean Emerita, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and University Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
- James O’Brien, Senior Vice-President of University Affairs & Chief of Staff, Office of the President, Arizona State University
- John Fry, President, Drexel University; Member Board of Directors Wistar Institute
- Moderator: Catherine L. Mann, Chief Economist CitiGroup
12:15 p.m. | Lunch
1:00 p.m. | Keynote: Patrick Harker, President of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
The Importance of Higher Education to the US Economy
1:30 p.m. | Session IV: What Business and Government Need and Want from Higher Education in the Next 5 Years
- Victor Crawford, Chief Operating Officer Healthcare, Facilities & Higher Education, Aramark
- Mark Heppenstall, Chief Investment Officer, Penn Mutual Asset Management Co.
- Rochelle (“Chellie”) Cameron, CEO, Philadelphia International Airport
- Moderator: Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC, Principal, TheGoldGroup, LLC.
2:30 p.m. | Break
2:45 p.m. | Session V: Organic Changes in the Next Five Years (i.e. Mergers, Combinations, Closures, Tenure, Governance, New Curriculum, Lifelong Learning)
- Ali Houshmand, President, Rowan University
- Lloyd Jacobs, M.D., President Emeritus, University of Toledo; Fellow, U.S. Council on Competitiveness
- Jeffrey P. Gold, MD, Chancellor, University of Nebraska, Omaha
- Moderator: Erin Arvedlund, Business/Finance Journalist, Philadelphia Inquirer; Author
4:00 p.m. | Session VI: New Initiatives with Higher Education
- Bruce Cohen, Managing Director, CitiGroup
- William Burke-White, Professor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Inaugural Director, Perry World House
- Tonio DeSorrento, CEO & Director, Vemo Education
- Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics and GIC Vice Chair of Programs
5:15 p.m. | Close: Peter A. Gold, Esquire, Conference Chair, Vice Board Chair GIC, Principal, TheGoldGroup,LLC.
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
100 N. 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Patrick T. HarkerPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Patrick T. Harker took office on July 1, 2015, as the 11th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Harker participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation’s monetary policy.
Anthony AbbatielloGlobal Head of Consulting, Russell Reynolds Associates
Anthony Abbatiello leads the firm’s global Leadership & Succession business. He brings more than 20 years of leadership management consulting to advise clients in all industries, working as a trusted advisor to drive organizational optimization and build high-performance executive teams.
Erin ArvedlundInvestigative Journalist
Erin Arvedlund began her career as a reporter at Dow Jones newswires in 1993. In 1996, she moved to Moscow, Russia, to write about business and emerging markets at the English-language daily newspaper, The Moscow Times.
Esther BrimmerExecutive Director & CEO, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Esther Brimmer is the Executive Director and CEO of NAFSA: Association of International Educators.
William Burke-WhiteProfessor, University of Pennsylvania Law School and Inaugural Director, Perry World House
William Burke-White is a professor of law at Penn Law School, inaugural director of Perry World House, and a co-faculty lead for the Global Order: Power, Technology, and Governance research theme.
Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. CameronChief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport
Rochelle (“Chellie”) L. Cameron is the Chief Executive Officer of the Philadelphia International Airport and the Northeast Philadelphia Airport, a large hub airport system serving over 31.4 million passengers annually.
Bruce CohenSenior Human Resources Officer for Enterprise Operations and Technology, Citi
Bruce Cohen is Citi’s Senior Human Resources Officer for Enterprise Operations and Technology, working closely with Citi’s Global Head of Operations and Technology.
Victor L. CrawfordChief Operating Officer, Aramark
Victor L. Crawford is the Chief Operating Officer for Aramark, a position he assumed when he joined Aramark in September 2012. Since joining Aramark, Mr. Crawford has assumed additional line of business responsibilities for Education & Business Services.
Tonio DeSorrentoCo-Founder and CEO, Vemo Education
Tonio DeSorrento is co-founder and CEO of Vemo Education, an educational technology that partners directly with colleges and universities to create income-based financing programs to increase access and affordability.
John FryPresident, Drexel University
John Fry, appointed Drexel University’s 14th president in 2010, has served higher education for his entire professional life. Through his roles as a consultant, board member, chief operating officer and chief executive, he has acquired a deep and broad understanding of the challenges of leading a major educational institution.
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D.Chancellor, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D., the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s chancellor since early 2014, added leadership to the University of Nebraska Omaha to his responsibilities on May 8, 2017, and approved for this additional role by the Board of Regents at its June meeting.
Peter A. Gold, Esq.Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC
Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( www.thegoldgrp.com). The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner.
Stephanie GoldChair, National & International Education Practice, Hogan Lovells
Stephanie Gold heads the firm's widely recognized national and international Education practice. For 20 years she has worked with universities, colleges, independent schools, education associations, education companies, and investors to solve a range of legal and regulatory challenges.
Mark HeppenstallChief Investment Officer, Penn Mutual Asset Management
Mr. Heppenstall serves as chief investment officer of Penn Mutual Asset Management. Mark leads the investment team and is responsible for all investment management functions.
Ali A. Houshmand, Ph.D.President, Rowan University
Dr. Ali A. Houshmand became Rowan University’s seventh president in 2012 after serving for approximately six years as provost/senior vice president, CEO and interim president. Houshmand is a dynamic leader whose personal connection with students, employees, alumni, government leaders, the business community and the public has become a hallmark of his presidency.
Lloyd A. Jacobs, MDPresident Emeritus, The University of Toledo
Lloyd A. Jacobs, MD stepped away from his position as President of the University of Toledo in 2014, after having led a vigorous process of growth and transformation to establish a new vision, a new identity, and a new level of educational, research, and clinical health services quality and excellence.
Ann KirschnerDean Emerita, Macaulay Honors College at CUNY and University Professor, CUNY Graduate Center
Ann Kirschner is president of Comma International, consultants in media, culture, technology, and education, and University Professor at The City University of New York. An entrepreneur and board member, she is the author of Sala’s Gift: My Mother’s Holocaust Story and Lady at the OK Corral: the True Story of Josephine Marcus Earp, and a frequent speaker on innovation in media, technology, and education.
Vibhas Madan, Ph.D.Interim Dean, LeBow College of Business at Drexel University
Vibhas Madan, Ph.D., professor of economics, was appointed interim dean of Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business in November 2019. He joined the Dean’s Office in July 2018 as senior associate dean for academic programs. Prior to that, he served as the head of the Economics Department and then as the founding director of the School of Economics, which was launched as a new school within the College in 2013.
Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.Global Chief Economist, Citibank
Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she was Chief Economist at the OECD, where she also was Director of the Economics Department and was Finance Deputy to the G20 (2014-2017).
James O’BrienSenior Vice-President of University Affairs & Chief of Staff, Office of the President Arizona State University
James O’Brien serves as Senior Vice President of University Affairs and Chief of Staff to President Michael Crow of Arizona State University. He is responsible for implementing complicated strategic and tactical objectives of the Office of the President.
Christina RiggsPartner, Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr
Christina is the Co-Vice Chair of Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's Higher Education Practice. She concentrates her practice on complex commercial and appellate matters, particularly for higher education institutions.
Rob SentzChief Innovation Officer, Emsi
Rob Sentz is the chief innovation officer at Emsi, where he leads in furthering Emsi’s vision through new and updated products for higher education, economic development, workforce planning, and talent acquisition.
Mark SquillaMember of the City Council of Philadelphia
Mark Squilla represents City Council’s First District, a diverse and growing area that stretches along the Delaware River from his native South Philadelphia across Center City, Chinatown, Northern Liberties, Fishtown, Kensington and Port Richmond.
Kathleen StephansenGIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds
Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research. Prior to joining AIG in 2010, Kathleen was Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, Credit Suisse’s Head of Global Economic Research, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation’s co-head of Fixed Income economic research and Chief International Economist.