February 10, 2009

Another president from Washington, DC

Last January 22 to 24, the Ateneo de Manila University hosted a forum involving the presidents of its partner universities. Titled "Universities at the frontiers of change," the keynote address was given by Professor John J. DeGioia, president of Georgetown University in Washington, DC and plenary topics tackled a few of the many challenges faced by universities all over the world: excellence in education, social relevance and the alleviation of poverty, collaboration with other universities and with businesses, internationalization, working in a multi-cultural and multi-faith environment, and helping find solutions to the current financial crisis. For the presidents who attended—from Japan, Korea, China, France, Spain, U.S.A. and other countries—the lectures are just the beginning of the discussions and difficult work that they will have to face when they get back to their home universities.

Professor John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

8 comments:

Pam said...

Educating the youth of the world is most important to the future of the whole world. Hilda, you post is great, thank you ;)

Lois said...

At the university where I work, we are facing the biggest financial crisis we have ever had in the 32 years I have been working here. It is very scary. I have not given up hope though.

Olivier said...

en espérant que toutes ces forums amènent quelque chose en final.

hoping that all these forums bring something final.

angela said...

The way forward is through communication..these meetings are so valuable

Marc said...

Presidents from DC look so friendly these days, don't they :-)

Boise Diva said...

I'm glad to hear that people are thinking, planning and caring.

lunarossa said...

Great initiative. It sounds they have their work cut out for a while. Let's hope that will put their wise words into practice. Ciao. A.

Kim said...

This is nice to see. I have a friend who just graduated from Georgetown, so fun to see the prez, a face I'm sure he's been familiar with.
Universities do face many challenges right now. Ours here in Seattle report enrollment is WAY up, possibly response to job loss or better job preparation for limited positions out there.
-Kim
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