Kurt Dirks

Kurt Dirks

panel of leading academics and senior experts from across the world and across disciplines shared which societal problem has them most concerned and what gives them hope for the future. Chancellor Andrew D. Martin provided opening remarks.

This virtual global town hall launched the McDonnell Academy’s biennial International Symposium.

Opening remarks by:

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


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

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

Barnabas Nawangwe, Vice Chancellor, Makerere University, Uganda;

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;

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


Kurt Dirks, Director, McDonnell International Scholars Academy & Vice Chancellor for International Affairs, Washington University in St. Louis

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Read about this event in The Source.