Faculty to Bring Thought-Leading Expertise to Global Summit

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British Museum

With its first-ever Global Summit just over a month away, Dartmouth is planning a schedule packed with lectures, experiences, and visits featuring world-renowned faculty. More than 20 Dartmouth scholars will convene in London for the event, bringing attendees behind the scenes at sites around the city and leading discussions on pressing global issues from September 27 to 29.

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Major highlights include a series of faculty-led experiences at notable museums and cultural institutions throughout London. Professor of Classical Studies Roberta Stewart, for example, will bring a group to the London Mithraeum, a Bloomberg office building built around remains of the Roman temple to Mithras.

From ancient cult mysteries to corporate funding for the preservation of cultural patrimony, “the Mithraeum offers a lot to talk about,” says Stewart. “I’m looking forward to sharing a piece of classical antiquity with Dartmouth alumni in London.”

Other faculty will lead trips to the Churchill War Rooms, the British Museum, and the Francis Crick Institute—Europe’s largest biomedical research facility.

“There’s so much history packed into these iconic spaces,” says Professor of Theater Peter Hackett ’75, who plans to bring attendees backstage at the Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre.

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Faculty will also participate in Back to Class panel discussions. Topics range from climate change and trade wars to pandemics and the global economy and cater to an international audience of Dartmouth community members hailing primarily from the U.S., Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

“For a discussion about topical issues like Brexit and emerging challenges to European security, I can’t imagine a more fitting location than London,” says Professor of Government William C. Wohlforth, who will join prominent diplomats and public policy experts in a panel moderated by John Sloan Dickey Center director Dan Benjamin.

Matt Slaughter, Dean of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, will moderate a discussion featuring current and former faculty, as well as alumni panelists.

“With these panels, we have a unique opportunity to explore pressing global issues by bringing together world-renowned faculty and expert alumni,” says Slaughter. “These conversations, and the summit more broadly, will truly illuminate Dartmouth’s distinctive and evolving role on the world stage.”