Is public higher education still a powerful force for shaping society? This program will bring together scholars and practitioners from around the world to talk about the impact of public higher education on social mobilization and economic development in the 21st century. Featuring James J. Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan; Deborah Davis, former director of the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization; Enrique Dussel Peters, Professor of Economics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico; and Yu Lizhong, President of East China Normal University. William Kelly, President of the Graduate Center, will moderate.
Dr. James J. Duderstadt is President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. full bio >>
Deborah S. Davis is Professor of Sociology at Yale University specializing in the study of contemporary Chinese society.
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Enrique Dussel Peters is a Professor of Economics at the National Autonomous University in Mexico (UNAM) where he directs the China Mexico Institute. full bio >>
Yu Lizhong is President of East China Normal University. Dr. Yu received his Ph.D in Environmental Magnetism from the University of Liverpool in 1989.full bio >>
William P. Kelly was appointed President of the Graduate Center of the City University of New York on July 1, 2005. From 1998 through June 2005, he served as the Graduate Center's Provost and Senior Vice President. full bio >>