Sterk Speaks at Higher Ed Leadership Panel

Emory President Claire E. Sterk sits second from the right on a panel with four other university presidents Emory President Claire E. Sterk sits second from the right on a panel with four other university presidents

Photo credit: Inside Higher Ed 2018 Leadership Series

Photo credit: Inside Higher Ed 2018 Leadership Series

Emory President Claire E. Sterk shared her experience and insights during a panel, “Higher Ed in an Era of Heightened Skepticism,” on Feb. 15 in Washington, DC.  Inside Higher Ed sponsored the program, in partnership with GALLUP, to bring together more than 150 leaders and influencers to discuss major issues facing higher education, including college affordability, free speech, and public support for higher education. 

Sterk spoke on the “Call to Action:  Paths Forward” panel with fellow presidents Joseph E. Aoun, Northeastern University, and E. Gordon Gee, West Virginia University.  The panel was moderated by Scott Jaschik, CEO and editor, Inside Higher Ed.  In her remarks, Sterk discussed the critical need to help young people communicate in an increasingly polarized world, and the role of higher education in “reinforcing civil discourse, open-mindedness and deep listening.”