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

VIDEO October 15, 2018

Speaker / Author

Bruce Cohen

Senior 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. Bruce is also the Senior HR Officer for the Anti-Money Laundering Function, Citi Holdings, and International Franchise Management (the group supporting the Citi Country Officer community), working closely with the CEO, Citibank N.A., CEO of the North America region and the Head of Citi Holdings. Previously, he had been the Co-Head of HR for the Institutional Clients Group and in that capacity was the Senior HR Officer for Corporate and Investment Banking, and Transaction Services. Bruce joined Citi ... Read More

William Burke-White

Professor, 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. Burke-White is an expert on international law and global governance, served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 on Secretary Clinton’s Policy Planning Staff, providing the Secretary direct policy advice on multilateral diplomacy and international institutions. He was principal drafter of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR), Secretary Clinton’s hallmark foreign policy and institutional reform effort. Burke-White has written extensively in the fields of international law and institutions, with ... Read More

Tonio DeSorrento

Co-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. As the son of a financial aid administrator, Tonio is committed to partnering with schools to build student-friendly pathways to college access, persistence, and completion. Tonio is a graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy and served as U.S. Marine for six years. Outside of his work at Vemo Education, Tonio pays it forward by teaching future lawyers as an adjunct professor at Georgetown Law. ... Read More

Kathleen Stephansen

GIC Chair Emerita, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds

Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair Emerita, 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. Kathleen serves on the board of the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) as the Chair Emerita. She is ... Read More

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( 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. Representative projects for clients located in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland include creating a road map ... Read More