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The Roles of Higher Education in Competitiveness and Global Productivity: Session III

VIDEO October 15, 2018

Speaker / Author

Ann Kirschner

Dean 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. As University Professor and Faculty Fellow at the Futures Initiative, she is currently teaching and writing about the impact of technology, demographics, and globalization on the future of work. Her experience spans a wide range of organizations and ... Read More

James O’Brien

Senior 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.  He also works across the institution to identify, facilitate and coordinate opportunities and initiatives which involve multiple units within and affiliated with the institution.  This includes advancing opportunities and initiatives with university public affairs, state and federal policy affairs, global engagement, corporate relations, and university athletics.  Jim is an attorney who previously worked as corporate counsel to several publicly traded companies as ... Read More

John Fry

President, 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. Fry set out to transform Drexel into a private research university with a strong public purpose — an institution that harnesses both its long-established and still-emerging strengths to serve its students, its neighborhood, its city and the nation. Under Fry’s leadership, Drexel is setting a new standard for online and hybrid education, ... Read More

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Member of the Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England

Dr Catherine L Mann joined the Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England on 1 September 2021. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Economic Association, among others. Previously she was Chair of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association. And she was also a member of the Executive Board of the Committee on the Status of Women in the Economics Profession, of the National Association for Business Economics, and of the advisory committees of the Federal Reserve Banks of Chicago, Boston, and New York, among others. Prior to her appointment, she was ... Read More