Cornell University

Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium

Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 4:30pm

Goldwin Smith Hall, Hollis E. Cornell Auditorium (room 132) 232 East Ave

All members of the Cornell community are invited to a two-day discussion of the world’s most urgent challenges and the role Cornell might play in addressing them. The Cornell Global Grand Challenges Symposium is meant to bring together international experts from across the university and generate ideas for the theme of Cornell’s first annual Global Grand Challenge (2019-2020).

On Day 1, November 8, Cornell President Martha Pollack will convene the symposium, followed by a keynote address by Mariët Westermann of the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Other speakers include the vice provost for international affairs, and the deans of human ecology, business, and veterinary medicine. After the talks, a reception will be held in the Groos Family Atrium, Klarman Hall. 

Learn more and register here. (Registration is required; deadline to register is noon on Nov. 2.)




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Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Global Learning


cashum, Global Cornell


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Bari Doeffinger

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Wheelchair accessible. If you need accommodations to participate in this event, please contact us in advance.

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public (registration required)

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