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Sustainability and the City: America and the Urban World
Educating for the Modern Global Economy
05 Oct - 05 Oct, 2013
 How To Deliver Truly Sustainable And High Value Health Care: Maximizing The Potential Of Cross-Border Learning




13:00               Registration, Coffee and Tea


14:00               Opening Remarks

·         Artemis Zenetou, Executive Director, Fulbright Foundation – Greece

·         David Goldman, Associate Director of Education, Salzburg Global Seminar

·         Andrew Liaropoulos, Convener, Greek Politics Specialist Group


14:30               Innovation and the evolution of the knowledge economy: As Greece ‘moves beyond the crisis’ what will be the most critical areas for rejuvenating and jumpstarting the economy in the context of global trends? What role does entrepreneurship and innovation play in modern formal and informal economies? As workers, and indeed national policies, favor jobs in which ideas are valued more highly than products, how should the growing knowledge economy be balanced with the on-going need for the hard products of the industrial and agricultural sectors? What skills are needed by companies hungry for innovation and competitive in a global market? What does the future look like in terms of the formal and informal sectors of the economy? How can governmental policies towards labor, education, infrastructure, etc. encourage growth and development in both the formal and informal sectors?


·         Anna Glass, Policy Analyst and Economist, OECD

·         Dimokritos Amallos, Executive Director, Qualco



16:00               Coffee/Tea Break


16:30               The Role of Higher Education: How do universities, colleges, vocational schools, and other institutes of higher education assess the future needs of their students, nations, and the world and react appropriately? How can all students, regardless of specialization, be best prepared for a globalized workplace? What role do partnerships, both internationally and with the private sector, play in preparing students for a global knowledge economy?  What is educational relevance in the 21st century? In addition to ensuring that educational systems are connected to and oriented towards meeting the needs of the labor market, workforce training, and promoting innovation and entrepreneurship for the knowledge economy, what is the role of higher education to produce ‘global citizens’ – people who have the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to contribute to improving the common global welfare of our planet and its inhabitants? And what are some innovative approaches to this type of post-traditional education?


·         Voldemar Tomusk, Director for Policy and Evaluation at the Open Society Foundation, London, UK

·         Dimitri A. Sotiropoulos, Associate Professor at the Department of Political Science and Public Administration of the University of Athens


 18.00               Closing Remarks

·         Athanassios Kyriazis, Secretary-General, Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs


18.30               Reception


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