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Johns Hopkins President to Speak on Relationship Between the University and Baltimore

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School
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September 14, 2011
CONTACT: Patrick Ercolano
Email: pae@jhu.edu

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School will open the fourth season of its Leaders + Legends lecture series on Tuesday, Sept. 20, with a presentation by Johns Hopkins University President Ronald J. Daniels.

In his remarks, titled “Enduring Institutions, Evolving Cities: Johns Hopkins and Baltimore,” Daniels will examine the relationship between the university and the city that have been inextricably linked as neighbors – and partners – for the past 135 years. Daniels’s comments also will touch on new collaborative opportunities for Johns Hopkins and Baltimore in the 21st century.

The event will be held on the fourth floor of the Carey Business School’s Harbor East campus, at 100 International Drive, Baltimore. Breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m., followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. Admission is $35, which includes the cost of the meal.

In March 2009, Ronald J. Daniels became the 14th president of Johns Hopkins University. From his arrival, Daniels has worked to advance the idea that the complex challenges of our time require the best efforts of experts from a wide range of disciplines — a task to which Johns Hopkins, the oldest research university in the United States, is well suited. “I regard my role,” Daniels has said, “as serving as a catalyst … in promoting an environment in which we’re able to look broadly across the university and put together clusters of colleagues and students who can respond to those challenges by bringing their particular disciplinary perspectives to the enterprise.”

Daniels previously held the position of provost of the University of Pennsylvania. As Penn’s chief academic officer, he had responsibility for undergraduate and graduate education, faculty affairs, research and technology transfer, global initiatives, student life, athletics, admissions, arts and culture, and libraries.

Before arriving at Penn in 2005, Daniels served for 10 years as dean of the Faculty of Law and James M. Tory Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, in his native city. He earned an LLM from Yale University in 1988 and a JD in 1986 from the University of Toronto, where he served as co-editor-in-chief of the law review and earned several academic honors. He received a BA from the University of Toronto in 1982, with high distinction as a political science and economics major. He has been visiting professor and Coca-Cola World Fellow at Yale Law School and John M. Olin Visiting Fellow at Cornell Law School. In 2009, he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

The Johns Hopkins Carey Business School’s “Leaders + Legends” series is a monthly forum in which prominent officials from both the public and private sectors share their experiences and their thoughts on current relevant topics, particularly in regard to the global economy and matters of leadership. Past speakers include FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, Forbes Media Chairman Steve Forbes, U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Vice Chairman Gen. James E. Cartwright, NASA Administrator Michael Griffin, National Security Agency Deputy Director John C. Inglis, Lockheed Martin CEO Robert J. Stevens, and British Ambassador to the United States Sir Nigel Sheinwald.


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