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Designing The Future(s) of the University: The Speakers Series

As a central component to this process, we will engage a diverse set of experts from inside higher education to deepen the conversation through public talks followed by small group engagement with our community.

We believe these experts can inspire our community by addressing key questions:

  • What are the challenges and opportunities facing liberal education and the research university in our contemporary era, in the United States and around the world? 
  • What do we most want to preserve as we reinvent and renew our institutions? 
  • What are the most important and exciting ways that we must evolve in order to meet the challenges of the future?

This design initiative will build upon Georgetown's significant history of innovation in teaching and learning and draw together many efforts and voices to help determine how institutions of higher learning can meet the challenges and maximize the opportunities of this unique moment.

The next speaker in the series will be Ted Mitchell. Mitchell is CEO of the NewSchools Venture Fund and current nominee for Under Secretary of the Department of Education.The event will be held in Lohrfink Auditorium and webcast live at 5 p.m. on March 3.

The first speaker in this series was President John J. DeGioia, who gave his thoughts on the future of higher education during an event on November 20. If you missed the event, watch video of Dr. DeGioia's remarks.

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