In Celebration of Aspire: October 19, 2012


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Aspire Colloquia: October 19 – 20, 2012

The Future of Network Technology

Larry Peterson – Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science; Director, PlanetLab

Eric Schmidt ’76 – Executive Chairman, Google Inc.; Former Trustee, Princeton University

The Economic Outlook

Alan Blinder '67 – Gordon S. Rentschler Memorial Professor of Economics and Public Affairs

Paul Krugman – Professor of Economics and International Affair; Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences

Robert Johnson *86 – Executive Director, Institute for New Economic Thinking; Senior Fellow and Director, Project on Global Finance, Roosevelt Institute

Arts in a Global Context

Michael Cadden – Chair, Lewis Center for the Arts

Jennifer Siegel '13
Mark Watter '14
Participated in "Performing Irishness: Performance and Theater in Modern and Contemporary Ireland," Galway, Ireland, Summer 2011

Kanoa Mulling '15
Katherine Clifton '15
Participated in "Staging the Greeks," Athens, Greece, Summer 2012

What's Next in Energy?

Emily Carter – Director, Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment; Gerhard R. Andlinger Professor in Energy and the Environment; Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Applied and Computational Mathematics

The Honorable George Shultz '42 H73 – Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow; Chair, Energy Policy Task Force; Member of the Working Group on Economic Policy, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Former U.S. Secretary of State

Merrick Andlinger ’80 – President, Andlinger & Company, Inc.

Robert Socolow – Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Co-Director, Carbon Mitigation Initiative

Fall Football Lecture

Panel Discusion: Obama or Romney: The First 100 Days
Brandice Canes-Wrone '93, the Donald E. Stokes Professor in Public and International Affairs and Vice Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School, introduces and moderates a lively discussion on the first 100 days of the next presidential administration with Ramesh Ponnuru '95, Senior Editor of the "National Review," and Todd Purdum '82, National Editor of "Vanity Fair" and former White House Correspondent, "The New York Times." Topics include the major policy differences between the two presidential candidates, the role of race and religion with voters, the impact of money on election outcomes, and more.
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