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McDonnell Academy Global Town Hall: 'Hope in a Time of Uncertainty'

Thursday, October 8, 2020 | 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM

Virtual Event

Join us for a virtual Global Town Hall: Hope in a Time of Uncertainty on October 8 to launch the McDonnell Academy International Symposium.  Hear from leading academics and senior experts from across the world and across disciplines as they share which societal problem has them most concerned and what gives them hope for the future. Opening remarks will be provided by Chancellor Andrew D. Martin, Washington University in St. Louis.

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Event Type

Meetings & Conferences


Science & Technology, Humanities & Society, Medicine & Health



Assembly Series
McDonnell International Scholars Academy
Event Contact

Angie Rahaman | arahaman@wustl.edu

Speaker Information

Welcome remarks
Andrew D. Martin, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis

Kurt Dirks, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy; Vice Chancellor for International Affairs; Bank of America Professor of Leadership, Washington University in St. Louis

Distinguished Speakers

-Nadine Baudot-Trajtenberg, Assistant Professor, Tiomkin School of Economics, IDC Herzliya; Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel (2014-2019)

-Shalini Bharat, Director/Vice Chancellor, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India

-Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda; Registered Architect; Member, Uganda National Council of Science and Technology

-Alejandro Poiré, Dean, School of Social Sciences and Government, Tecnológico de Monterrey; Secretary of the Interior of Mexico (2011-2012)

-William Powderly, Dr. J. William Campbell Professor of Medicine; Larry J. Shapiro Director, Institute for Public Health, Washington University in St. Louis

-Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law; Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute and Special Adviser on Crimes Against Humanity to the ICC Prosecutor, Washington University in St. Louis

-Rocky Tuan, Vice Chancellor and President, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Lee Quo Wei and Lee Yick Hoi Lun Professor of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

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