LIVE STREAM: TIME Summit on Higher Education

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Leaders in education, government, philanthropy and business gather to discuss the future of the American university. Watch it here live:  Sept. 19, 7-9pm and Sept. 20, 8am-4:30pm.  See the detailed live stream schedule and session descriptions below. (You can find the full agenda and briefing materials here.)

The TIME Summit on Higher Education, September 19 and 20, 2013, Time Warner Center, New York City

Co-Sponsored by The Carnegie Corporation of New York, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Thursday, September 19


Nancy Gibbs, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME

Are we losing the knowledge wars?
Fareed Zakaria, Host, CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS; Editor-at-Large, TIME; Columnist, The Washington Post
The knowledge wars and the role of the research university
Norm Augustine, Retired Chairman and CEO, Lockheed Martin Corp.
The Hon. Mitch Daniels, President, Purdue University; Former Governor, State of Indiana; Director, OMB under President George W. Bush
The Hon. John Holdren, Assistant to the President for Science and Technology; Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Co-chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
The Hon. Condoleezza Rice, 66th U.S. Secretary of State; Professor and Former Provost, Stanford University; Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution
Moderator: Fareed Zakaria

9:15 PM                   PROGRAM CLOSE
Nancy Gibbs, TIME

Friday, September 20th

8:00 AM                                     WELCOME
Ralph Cicerone, President, National Academy of Sciences; Chair, National Research Council
Introduction: Nancy Gibbs, Deputy Managing Editor, TIME

8:05 AM                                     ONE ON TWO
James Duderstadt, President Emeritus and University Professor of Science and Engineering, University of Michigan
Charles “Chad” Holliday, Chairman, Bank of America
Authors, National Research Council Report: Research Universities and the Future of America
Interviewer: Judy Woodruff, Co-anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour

8:30 AM                   PANEL 1: Basic and Applied Research
Major challenges, new needs, and recommendations
Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus, Professor of Physics, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Susan Hockfield, President Emerita and Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Robert Tjian, President, Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute; Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine; Former Co-chair, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology
Moderator: Subra Suresh, President, Carnegie Mellon University; Former Director, National Science Foundation

9:10 AM                   PANEL 2: The Cost of Excellence
Can research universities continue to afford the highest quality in research and in teaching?
The Hon. David Boren, President, University of Oklahoma; Former Senator and Governor, State of Oklahoma
Michael McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation; President Emeritus, Macalester College; Economist
Don Randel, Chair, American Academy of Arts and Sciences; President Emeritus, University of Chicago and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
David Skorton, President, Cornell University
Shirley Tilghman, President Emerita, Professor of Molecular Biology, Princeton University
Moderator: The Hon. Thomas Kean, President Emeritus, Drew University; Former Governor, State of New Jersey; Chair, Board of Trustees, Carnegie Corporation of New York

9:50 AM                   BREAK

10:10 AM                ONE ON ONE
Gen. Colin Powell, 65th U.S. Secretary of State; Former Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff
Interviewer: Joe Klein, Political Columnist, TIME

10:30 AM                PANEL 3: The View From Outside Academe
The impact of basic research on national security, global competitiveness, and training the next generation of scientists and thought leaders
Eli Broad, Founder, The Broad Foundations
The Hon. Mary Fallin, Governor, State of Oklahoma
The Hon. James Hunt, Former Governor, State of North Carolina
Maj. Gen. Gregg Martin, President, National Defense University
Gen. Colin Powell
Roy Vagelos, Chairman, Regeneron; Former Chairman and CEO, Merck & Co., Inc.
Moderator: Amy Gutmann, President, University of Pennsylvania

11:10 AM                ONE ON THREE: Governance
There is enormous pressure for change on the part of higher education. Boards want to change more rapidly; faculty members don’t want them to change at all. What is the current state of board/regent university governance and the future of shared governance? How effective is it? How might it be improved? Should a university be run more like a business?
Henry Rosovsky, Dean Emeritus, Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and Geyser University Professor Emeritus, Harvard University
John Sexton, President, New York University
Mark Yudof, President Emeritus, University of California; Former Chancellor, University of Texas System; Former President, University of Minnesota
Moderator: Lawrence Bacow, President Emeritus, Tufts University

11:40 AM                BREAK

12:30 PM                LUNCH DISCUSSION

John DeGioia
Peter McPherson
Hunter Rawlings III
Moderator: Rana Foroohar, Assistant Managing Editor, TIME

The Hon. Arne Duncan, Secretary of Education, U.S. Department of Education
Interviewer: Jon Meacham, Contributor, TIME; Executive Editor, Random House; Pulitzer Prize–winning Author, American Lion

2:15-3:00 PM                   PANEL 4: Reinvention
Is the modern American university able to change? How can it be transformed to meet the challenges and seize the opportunities of the 21st century?
Jonathan Cole, John Mitchell Mason Professor, Former Provost and Dean of Faculties, Columbia University; Author, The Great American University
Michael Crow, President, Arizona State University
Mark Kamlet, Provost and Executive Vice President, Carnegie Mellon University
Steven Mintz, Executive Director, Institute for Transformational Learning, University of Texas System; Professor of History, University of Texas at Austin
Scott Stern, School of Management Distinguished Professor and Chair, Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management Group, Sloan School of Management, MIT
Moderator: Nick Lemann, Staff Writer, The New Yorker; Dean Emeritus and Professor of Journalism, Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism

3:00 PM                   BREAK

3:45 PM                   REPORT BACK AND WRAP UP
Rapporteur: Arthur Levine, President, Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation; Former President and Professor of Education, Teachers College, Columbia University

4:00 PM                   KEYNOTE
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York

4:20 PM                   CLOSING REMARKS
Vartan Gregorian, President, Carnegie Corporation of New York
Introduction: Nancy Gibbs, TIME

4:30 PM                   PROGRAM CLOSE