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The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just & Inclusive Cities

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DAY ONE
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 21, 2021

Welcome Remarks and Opening Roundtable: Defining a Place-Based Approach
7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. EST | 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. GMT
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WELCOME REMARKS:

  • Kathy Humphrey, Senior Vice Chancellor for Engagement and Secretary of the Board of Trustees, University of Pittsburgh

ROUNDTABLE PANELISTS:

  • Ann Cudd, Provost and Senior Vice Chancellor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Chris Day, Vice-Chancellor and President, Newcastle University
  • Pat Ritchie, Chief Executive, Newcastle City Council
  • Mark Anthony Thomas, President of the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance

MODERATOR:

  • Dr. Lina Dostilio, Associate Vice Chancellor for Community Engagement, University of Pittsburgh

Chancellor Patrick Gallagher (University of Pittsburgh) and Vice-Chancellor and President Chris Day (Newcastle University) in Conversation
9:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. EST | 2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. GMT
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Chancellor Gallagher joins Vice-Chancellor Day in a timely conversation about universities’ current challenges, strategies, and relationships as leaders and resources for their respective cities, regions, and communities.

  • Chancellor Patrick Gallagher, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vice-Chancellor and President Chris Day, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Carissa Schively Slotterback, Dean of the Graduate School of Public and International Affairs (GSPIA), University of Pittsburgh

Plenary Session: Post Industrial Cities and the SDGs – A Framework for the Future?
10:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. EST | 3:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m. GMT
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PANELISTS:

  • Fred Brown, President and CEO, The Forbes Fund
  • Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer and Assistant Director for the Department of City Planning, City of Pittsburgh
  • Aurora Sharrard, Director of Sustainability, University of Pittsburgh
  • Graham Long, Senior Lecturer, School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Sarah Mendelson, Distinguished Service Professor of Public Policy and Head of Heinz College in Washington, D.C., Carnegie Mellon University

Concurrent Sessions One
12:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. EST | 5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m. GMT

Session A: From Student Activism to Social Entrepreneurship: Working with Refugees and Immigrants in Newcastle and Pittsburgh**
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**Please note that Session A will begin 15 minutes behind the other concurrent sessions (12:15-1:30 p.m. EST/5:15-6:30 p.m. GMT)

PANELISTS:

  • Jenna Baron, Executive Director of ARYSE (Alliance for Refugee Youth Support and Education)
  • Bridget Stratford, Co-Founding of N.E.S.T. (North East Solidarity and Teaching), Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Josué López, Assistant Professor of Decoloniality and Equity in Teacher Education, University of Pittsburgh

Session B: Community Engaged Scholarship
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This session will highlight exemplar partnerships and programs that involve deep engagement with local communities. University and community representatives will participate in this discussion of how to create partnerships between university and community actors that are co-created and equal, of mutual benefit, and generative.

PANELISTS:
  • Daren Ellerbee, Director of the Homewood Community Engagement Center, University of Pittsburgh
  • Walter Lewis, President & CEO, Homewood Children's Village, Pittsburgh
  • Christopher Chapman, Chair in Educational Policy and Practice, Director of Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow
  • Alison Drever, Programme Director, Children's Neighbourhoods Scotland
  • Liz Todd, Professor of Educational Inclusion, Newcastle University
  • Sam Robson, Head Teacher, Bridgewater Primary School, Newcastle
MODERATOR:
  • Lynne Corner, Director of VOICE and lead for NIHRIO VOICE, Newcastle University 

Session C: Comparative Cultural Regeneration
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PANELISTS:

  • Sabina Deitrick, Associate Dean, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh
  • Michael Glass, Senior Lecturer in Urban Studies, University of Pittsburgh
  • Vee Pollock, Dean of Culture and the Creative Arts, Newcastle University
  • Louise Kempton, Senior Research Associate, CURDS & Associate Dean (Research and Innovation), HaSS Faculty, Newcastle University

MODERATOR:

  • Jae-Jae Spoon, Director, European Studies Center, UCIS, University of Pittsburgh

 

Conference registration is required. Pre-registration for concurrent sessions is highly recommended to ensure a space in these smaller sessions.

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