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Photo Credit: The Economic Club of Washington, D.C./Joshua Roberts

2017 Higher Education Panel

with Michael V. Drake, M.D., President, The Ohio State University; Drew Gilpin Faust, Ph.D., President, Harvard University; and Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Ph.D., President, Stanford University | April 25, 2017

In his discussion with the leaders of three major higher education institutions in the United States, President Rubenstein covered a wide range of topics, including how each person felt about serving as the president of a top flight university, the gap in public understanding of what universities do and why it matters, the importance of federal financial support for scientific research, the purpose of endowments and how they work, the cost of higher education, fundraising, student life issues such as alcohol consumption and sexual violence, student athletes, opinions about which are the best fields of study, and whether the United States can sustain its status of having the best universities in the world.

To view additional highlights and excerpts from the event, please click here.