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JES Global Summit XV Speaker Series Features Star-Studded Lineup

Published: 08/16/2023

Global Summit XV presented by the Jefferson Educational Society.

Global Summit XV presented by the Jefferson Educational Society.

Gannon University is excited to announce the return of the Global Summit XV presented by the Jefferson Educational Society. 

Watch the announcement live here.

The Global Summit XV will bring celebrated experts to Erie, Pa. from around the world to speak on a broad range of globally important issues. Chief White House Correspondent for The New York Times, Peter Baker will kick off the 14-event speaker series with a presentation on U.S. Foreign Policy, Russia-Ukraine, Putin, and Campaign 2024 on Monday, Oct. 23.

The series will take place Oct. 23-Nov. 13 offering free admission to all Gannon students, faculty and staff. We encourage the Gannon community to participate in this opportunity, integrate attendance into course curriculum, and share it to your club and organizations’ calendars.

“We are thrilled to continue developing the Global Summit into one of the best conferences in the country,” said Jefferson President Ferki Ferati, who will speak at the conference. “We are able to do that because of the tremendous support of the Erie community and our many sponsors.”

Global Summit XV will feature 16 speakers at the 14 events from October 23 through November 13. The Global Summit is hosted each year by the Jefferson in cooperation with a number of major sponsors, including Erie Insurance, Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, and Gannon University.

Tickets for all events will go on sale Wednesday, August 16 through the Jefferson’s website,, or by calling 814.459.8000. Early bird tickets start at $25 for all events, and, as in previous years, all students will be admitted free with pre-registration through the Jefferson.

Registration through engageU will be open soon. To view a full schedule of events, visit us online here.

All media inquiries can be made by contacting Haley Figurski, Media Relations and Marketing Manager, at 814-823-1886.