Panel 1: The Future of the University in the U.S. Research and Innovation Ecosystem

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Thursday, March 3, 2022 | 2:45 p.m.–4:15 p.m. (ET)

What are the most important constraints that universities face in terms of their ability to play a dynamic role in the American innovation ecosystem? What are the most important changes universities need to make to improve their contribution to the U.S. research ecosystem? Which of those important changes are under universities’ control?


REBECCA BLANK, Chancellor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
SHIRLEY ANN JACKSON, President, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
FARNAM JAHANIAN, President, Carnegie Mellon University
VINCENT PRICE, President, Duke University
KERRY ABRAMS, moderator, Dean, Duke Law School


Co-sponsors: The Center for Innovation Policy at Duke Law; Duke Law Center for Law, Ethics and National Security; Duke University Office of Research & Innovation; Duke University Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative

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