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Cornell University Provost Mike Kotlikoff will lead a delegation of Cornell faculty and administration for a Global Higher Education and Making a Difference at Home and In the World partnership meeting with the University of Ghana in February 2024.

We would like to extend a special invitation to you, our esteemed Cornell alumni, parents, and friends to join us.

Schedule of Events:

Thursday, February 22 — Great Hall, University of Ghana (reception at the Vice Chancellor’s Lodge)

  • 4:00 – 6:00 pm: Opening Leadership Panel
    President Nana Akufo-Addo will lead a conversation with academics from Cornell and the University of Ghana, as well as state department and USAID officials, to discuss the changing dynamics of international higher education and the need to partner on critical issues to build knowledge, address pressing challenges, and educate the next generation of global leaders.
  • 6:00 pm: Special Reception at the Vice Chancellor’s Lodge, University of Ghana

Friday, February 23 — ISSER Conference Room, University of Ghana 

  • 2:00 – 3:30 pm: Panel 1 – “Public Health and Policy”
    This panel brings together Government and foundation representatives as well as faculty from Cornell and the University of Ghana to present diverse approaches to public health envisioned broadly—from zoonotic disease and emerging pandemics to mental health to new technologies for distributed diagnostics and the application of AI, facial recognition, smart technologies for improved wellbeing at multiple scales and in different contexts.
  • 4:00 – 5:30 pm: Panel 2 – “Transdisciplinary Approaches: Climate Change and Adaptation”
    Climate change and adaptation are issues that require sustained and collaborative work if our planet is to remain habitable. Ghanaian financial industry leaders will be joined by faculty from Cornell and the University of Ghana to discuss how many disciplines and sectors will need to be part of a climate change solution, although one of the core areas of strength for the University of Ghana/Cornell collaboration will be agriculture. This panel will present diverse approaches to addressing climate change mitigation and adaptation.

DATE: February 22 – 23, 2024
TIME: Listed above with schedule
LOCATION: University of Ghana (specific locations listed above)
COST: Free to attend
QUESTIONS: Contact Sebnem Ozkan sebnem.ozkan@cornell.edu

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