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Gannon University is excited to host several events as part of the annual Jefferson Educational Society's Global Summit 2022 speaker series. The Jefferson Educational Society has invited experts to Erie from around the world to speak on a broad range
of globally important issue as part of the Summit, taking place October 11 - December 12. This partnership has created an educational opportunity for our students, faculty and staff to engage with these speakers at any of the several speakers' series
hosted on Gannon's campus.
Student, faculty and staff attendees are FREE. Registration is required through EngageU and will be tracked. Please watch this helpful video to walk through the registration process and learn more about the necessary coupon codes to be able to attend
for free: How to Register for the Global Summit.
Coupon Codes:gannonstudents (for students)gannonuniversity (for admin/faculty/staff)
The links go directly to each Event Registration Page. Enter registration details, the coupon code (for students: gannonstudents for faculty/staff: gannonuniversity) and accept the waiver. On the next Admission page, click on General Admission.
On the next Event Registration Summary Page, the discount 100% will be applied. Click on complete registration. You will receive an email confirmation with your ticket. Use this “ticket” to gain entry on the night of the event.
Students will be scanned in via the Corq app. Info is here: https://engagesupport.campuslabs.com/hc/en-us/articles/115000823166-Using-Corq
Questions? Contact Jeff Bloodworth
Tuesday, October 11th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Cathedral Prep Auditorium, 250 W. 10th Street
In the new era of NIL – Name, Image, and Likeness – how has the future of college sports changed? What other driving
factors are affecting today’s student athletes, college coaches, and universities?
John Calipari & L. Jon Wertheim
Since 2009, John Calipari has been the head coach of the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team, which he led to an NCAA Championship in 2012. He has been named Naismith College Coach of the Year three times, and was inducted into the Basketball
Hall of Fame in 2015.
L. Jon Wertheim is the executive editor of Sports Illustrated and has contributed to 60 Minutes since 2017. His work has been anthologized in “The Best American Sports Writing” series, and he is the author of nine books including New York Times bestsellers
“Scorecasting” and “You Can’t make This Up.”
Register on EngageU
Sunday, October 23rd | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Cathedral Prep Auditorium, 250 W. 10th Street
Karl Rove, political strategist, columnist, policy thinker, and teacher kicks off the Jefferson Global Summit 2022
speaker series with observations about today’s fractious national political scene.
Political strategists, columnist, policy thinker, and teacher
Monday, October 24th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street
Among the highlights of the Jefferson’s Global Summit 2022 is a special presentation by the Rev. Charles Brock, founding
board member of the Jefferson Educational Society and longtime Secretary of the Jefferson Board of Trustees. Rev. Brock will discuss “John Milton, Abigail Adams & Thomas Jefferson: Revolution Yesterday and Tyranny Today?” – a lecture he first delivered
at Oxford University earlier this year.
Rev. Charles Brock, M.Litt.
Director of the Brock Institute for Mega Issues Studies and 2022 Thomas B. Hagen Dignitas Award.
Tuesday, October 25th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street
In her appearance at the Jefferson Global Summit 2022, “The Future of Our Digital World: From NFTs to the Metaverse
and What Lies Between and Beyond” Strickler brings an inside perspective on media innovation.
An expert in the metaverse – a virtual universe where users have access to digital avatars that let them “live” in that digital world – Elizabeth Strickler is the founding director of the Creative Industries Blockchain Lab and Director of Media Entrepreneurship
at Georgia State University.
Wednesday, October 26th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
Ray, called a “policy star” by the Washington Post, brings immense expertise to his Summit talk titled “The Future
of Race in America.”
Rashawn Ray, a veteran of the Jefferson’s Digital Summit in May 2021, is a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution. He is also a professor of Sociology and executive director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research (LASSR) at the University
of Maryland, College Park. Dr. Ray is also the co-editor of Contexts Magazine: Sociology for the Public.
Thursday, October 27th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
Anahita Panahi will speak on “The Future of Immigration in America,” leaning on her own life experiences and advocacy
to make the case for new Americans going forward.
Panahi is the California Refugee Organizer for We Are All America, a collective effort between the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, International Rescue Committee LA, and the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Thursday, November 3rd | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street
José Muñoz brings more than 25 years of cross-sector partnership experience for youth, family, and community development
across the United States to his talk at the Jefferson titled “Community Schools: A Model Locally, a Model Nationally.”
In 2017, José Muñoz joined the Institute for Educational Leadership (IEL), where he is director of the Coalition for Community Schools initiative.
Friday, November 4th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Gannon University, Highmark Events Center
A former adviser to the President and a US-Russia relations expert, Dr. Fiona Hill is poised to offer timely insight
in her first appearance at the Jefferson Global Summit.
Hill became a household name when she testified in the first impeachment trial of former President Trump. In an interview with The New York Times, she described the events of January 6, 2021 as “Trump pulling a Putin.” With a storied career in European
and Russian foreign policy, Dr. Hill will bring decades of governmental and academic work to her talk.
Monday, November 7th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. | Jefferson Educational Society, 3207 State Street
Cost, who also writes for The Weekly Standard, will bring his ability to place contemporary moments in historical context
to his talk at the Summit, “James Madison: America’s First Politician.”
Jay Cost, who appeared at the Jefferson Global Summit in 2017, is the Gerald R. Ford nonresident senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on elections, politics, and public opinion. He is also a columnist for National
Review and the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.
Wednesday, November 9th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
John Austin is making his first appearance at the Global Summit discussing “Transforming the Heartland and the Rust
Belt, and the Power of Ally-Shoring at Home and Abroad.” In a series of publications on The Avenue since the 2016 presidential election, he has underscored the importance of understanding the economy and politics of midwestern swing states.
John C. Austin
Austin is the former president of the Michigan State Board of Education. He directs the Michigan Economic Center, a center for ideas and networking to advance Michigan’s economic transformation. Austin also serves as a nonresident senior fellow at Brookings
Metro, the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and the Upjohn Institute. Additionally, he lectures on economic issues at the University of Michigan.
Thursday, November 10th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
James and Deborah Fallows’s national coverage of news, culture, and trends included Erie as part of the “Our Towns”
book that put a spotlight on America’s smaller cities, their struggles, and proactive efforts to reinvent themselves.
James & Deborah Fallows
James and Deborah Fallows, authors of the national bestseller “Our Towns” and national correspondents for The Atlantic, may be the Jefferson’s closest big-name friends. Frequent presenters and longtime supporters of the Jefferson, the Fallows were named
honorary Erie citizens by Mayor Joe Schember in 2018 as they were presented the Thomas B. Hagen Dignitas Award at Global Summit X.
Sunday, December 11th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
John Dickerson, 54, chief political analyst for CBS News and senior national correspondent, will discuss “Future of
the American Presidency” as he focuses on revelations from his third book and New York Times Best-Seller, The Hardest Job in the World: The American Presidency.
Beginning his career at Time magazine, Dickerson covered economics, Congress, and the eventual focus of his work, the presidency. From 2005 to 2015, he was chief political correspondent for Slate magazine and has since covered every presidential campaign.
Monday, December 12th | 7:30 p.m. - 9 p.m | Gannon University, Yehl Ballroom
Nationally known and respected media personalities and spouses Al Hunt and Judy Woodruff will team up to comment on
American politics and culture in their first Global Summit appearance.
Al Hunt & Judy Woodruff
Hunt, a veteran American journalist, is a key contributor to the editorial arm of Bloomberg covering policy and politics in Washington, D.C.
Judy Woodruff is an American broadcast journalist who has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976. She is the anchor and managing editor of PBS NewsHour.