The Evolving Role of Universities in the American Innovation Ecosystem

March 04, 2022 • 8:25 AM • Virtual

The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law is hosting a two-day conference to discuss the role of university research in the U.S. innovation ecosystem. The conference aims to outline a new framework for America's universities in the context of the country's long-term competitive future. The conference will address key questions within this framework through panel discussions with key leaders in academia, government, and industry, including five university presidents: MICHAEL CROW, President, ASU, REBECCA BLANK, Chancellor, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, FARNAM JAHANIAN, President, Carnegie Mellon University, and VINCENT PRICE, President, Duke University. Co-sponsored by Duke Law's Center on Law, Ethics and National Security, Duke Research and Innovation, and the Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative. Please join us for this multi-day virtual event, concluding on March 4, 2022 with our final two panels and brief wrap-up of the proceedings. More information at; register for the event (required) at Questions, contact Balfour Smith at or