In the fast-changing world of science and technology, if you’re not innovating, you’re falling behind. To remain competitive in today’s globalized world, institutions of higher education must produce groundbreaking work and globally competitive graduates year after year. As one of the most innovative higher-education institutions in the world, the University of Washington does just that. Located in the heart of an international city that is a nexus for technology, global health, and innovation, the University of Washington is leading the fight in finding innovative solutions to address issues affecting greater Seattle and the world from global health challenges to homelessness, public transportation improvements, and more.
Join the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center for a discussion with Dr. Ana Mari Cauce, President of the University of Washington, on how innovation in institutions of higher education fosters leaders who will tackle global challenges to population health.
This event is part of the 2017-2018 Community Programs Local Leaders on Global Issues Series sponsored by Alaska Airlines: Seattle is a global brand, known for its innovation and entrepreneurism. From personal computing to coffee, from how we travel to how we shop, greater Seattle has changed the world. Global challenges—whether in the economy, trade, or politics—are inherently local challenges. Join the World Affairs Council and the World Trade Center Seattle for a series exploring how Seattle’s business leaders are addressing some of the global challenges they and their peers face.
A hot breakfast will be provided at this event.
About the speaker:
A member of the University of Washington faculty since 1986, Ana Mari Cauce became president in October 2015, having previously served as provost and executive vice president. As president, Cauce is leading the university in providing a leading-edge student experience, conducting research and scholarship that has a global impact, and infusing the entire university with a spirit of innovation, all in support of the UW’s mission as a public university. She has earned awards both for her research into adolescent psychology and for her teaching, including a Distinguished Teaching Award, the UW’s highest honor for faculty’s work with students in and outside of the classroom. Raised in Miami after emigrating with her family from Cuba, Cauce earned degrees in English and psychology from the University of Miami, and a Ph.D. in psychology, with a concentration in child clinical and community psychology, from Yale University.
This event and series is in partnership with the World Trade Center Seattle:
Alaska Airlines is a sponsor of the World Affairs council’s 2016-2017 Community Programs Local Leaders on Global Issues series.
The Boeing Company is an underwriting sponsor of World Affairs Council Community Programs.