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March 01, 2011

Cohon Joins Prestigious Global Leaders Forum

Following his participation at the World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos, Switzerland, Carnegie Mellon President Jared L. Cohon has been invited to join the Global University Leaders Forum (GULF).

At the 2011 Davos meeting, Cohon moderated an interactive group session, titled “Getting Things Done: Macro and Micro Strategies,” which addressed using technology to help increase productivity at the group and individual levels. The session included discussion leaders from the United Kingdom, India, Vietnam and Germany.

Since 2006, GULF is a global community of heads of universities under the auspices of the World Economic Forum. The group engages in issues of high impact to higher education, and works to facilitate collaboration among universities and other sectors of society in areas of significance for global governance.

GULF includes heads of more than two dozen universities from nine countries and has task forces working on five thematic tracks: capacity building in universities in developing countries; environmental sustainability; digital dissemination of university content; Middle East partnership and challenges;
and intellectual property.

The university is playing a greater role in the WEF since Michele Petochi, WEF’s director and head of university community, visited Carnegie
Mellon in December.